Motherhood Out Loud examines motherhood and parenting from a variety of angles and
perspectives with both a comedic and dramatic flare. The play's flexible scripting gives
opportunity to a wide range of performers with parts available for people in their late teens all the way up into their early 80’s.
Motherhood Out Loud is a compilation of monologues, vignettes, and short scenes composed by 16 different prominent American playwrights and producers, all but two of which are female.
This includes the conceptual work of Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein, and the scripting expertise of Leslie Ayvazian, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman, Cheryl L. West, and Brooke Berman.
Motherhood Out Loud had its world premiere at Hartford Stage in Connecticut in 2010. From there it was refined and brought to the West Coast as In Mother Words via Geffen Playhouse in 2011. It has since been performed by companies across the United States and has even traveled abroad to countries such as Spain and Australia.
Despite its overall positive reception, Motherhood Out Loud continues to be a relatively unknown entity among theater goers and professionals alike. Its quick wit and heartfelt gestures cover a broad range of parenting from a diverse set of backgrounds and circumstances and in many ways it pays homage to the bravery and scandal that followed The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler in 1996.
Described as utterly unpredictable, “Motherhood Out Loud” is said to shatter traditional notions about parenthood, unveil its inherent comedy, and celebrate the deeply personal truths that
span and unite generations of child-rearing adults. To learn more about the show, and follow some it's recent adventures, go to its blog online at motherhoodoutloud.com
Auditions will be held March 1st and 2nd (happy National Women's Month!), from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Sutter Theatre Center for the Arts in Yuba City. For auditions, actors are encouraged to prepare a monologue of their choice of two minutes or less, however the majority of auditions will involve cold-readings from the script. If interested in auditioning, please select the button above and fill out the provided form.
All ethnicities, genders, beliefs, identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities are welcome to attend auditions to present this timely production and facilitate a balanced,
productive conversation in the Yuba-Sutter community. The script also implies a specific need for both Hispanic and Arabic performers.
This production will rehearse weekday evenings (TBD based on actor availability) from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at either the Sutter Theatre Center for the Arts, located at 754 Plumas Street in Yuba City, or the Lee Burrows Center for the Arts on E St. in Marysville. Performances will take place on the first two weekends of May, 5-7 and 12-14.
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