SPRING WRITES Performance: Motherhood is Joke

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About this event:

If life is ripe with comedic tension, motherhood is dripping with it. All too often isolated, overwhelming, and mind-numbingly repetitive, motherhood somehow also comes with ironic crazy cliff-hangers and stranger-than-fiction calamities.
Since November 2019, a diverse group of local mothers met for monthly writing workshops giving voice to the mutterings inside their heads such as: "My life is a sick joke" or "Tell me this will all be funny someday." The end result, a live comedy showcase on the Kitchen Theater stage, was captured in a film that spotlights the writers' process of bringing the wretched and the sublime to the page and the stage. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with program facilitators: Yael Saar, Shira Evergreen, and Alison Fromme. Funded in part by a generous grant from the Community Arts Partnership, Motherhood is a Joke is a collaboration between the Kitchen Theater and Mama's Comfort Camp Support Network. Contains mature themes.