Motherhood Out Loud
NEW JERSEY PREMIERE – Motherhood Out Loud is a collection of short plays that tells the hilarious, touching and sometimes agonizing story of motherhood, covering many different angles from cradle to grave.
Stories from 14 playwrights are carefully curated into themed chapters. In “Fast Births” we witness the miracle of life followed by a new mom receiving unwanted sex advice from her own mother. “First Day” introduces us to gay dads, adoption, and a mother coping with her child’s gender identity. Other chapters cover sex talks, step-motherhood, first dates, leaving the nest, marriage and adulthood.
Motherhood Out Loud was written by Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman and Cheryl L. West. The play was conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein.
Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. Variety called the show “Chicken Soup for the Mom,” while BackStage summed it up as “storytelling at its sweetest.”
Staged April 24 - May 11, 2014
The cast of Motherhood Out Loud at Oakes Center in Summit
Cast & Creative Team
Director: Harry Patrick Christian
Stage manager: Amy Hadam†
Assistant Stage Manager: Marisa Kilgallen
Scenic designer: Dave Maulbeck
Lighting designer: Zach Pizza
Sound designer: Jeff Knapp
Costume designer: Laura Ekstrand
Cheryl L. West
* member of the Dreamcatcher ensemble
† member of the Actors' Equity
Harriett Trangucci & Nicole Callender in Motherhood Out Loud at Dreamcatcher Rep
Scott McGowan in Motherhood Out Loud at Oakes Center in Summit, NJ
Laura Ekstrand in Motherhood Out Loud
Laura Ekstrand, Nicole Callender & Harriett Trangucci in Motherhood Out Loud