Motherhood Out Loud

Directed by Julie Phillips

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, Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein

October 4-19, 2014

There’s a wealth of plays about bad mothers. Think August: Osage County, think Medea. Where are the plays about the joyful, silly, heartbreaking, sometimes maddening things that go along with having a mother or being a mother? It’s a universal experience, after all – everyone has a mother, or someone like a mother. Motherhood Out Loud fills that gap.

One mother expresses her anxiety over explaining adoption to her adopted daughter, another relates the story of realizing her child is transgender, while yet another conveys her pride and worry for a child in the military. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! A gay couple recounts their search for a surrogate, a Muslim mother celebrates her daughter’s first menstruation, a young girl and her great-grandmother have a sidesplitting conversation about birth control options. The stories and sentiments are as varied as the wide range of playwrights commissioned to bring this collective experience together.

Both hilarious and heartbreaking, join Theatre Unbound on this rollercoaster ride of joys, sorrows and perplexities we all share by having or being a mother.

Appropriate for ages 14+.

10% of all full price tickets will be donated to Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.


Charla Marie Bailey

Shana Berg

James Lekvin

Stacey Poirier

Renee Karen Werbowski

Creative Team:

Stephanie Brown

Shannon Morgan

Courtney Schmitz

Dixie Treichel