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The Morgan-Wixson Theatre to Present SOLO STORIES

Performances will take place on six Saturday nights at 8pm over the next six months.

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre to Present SOLO STORIES

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre virtually presents six dynamic, moving, and engaging one-woman shows on six Saturday nights at 8pm over the next six months. Each writer/actor's show is based on their true life, and the series as a whole explores themes of family, identity, race, and forgiveness. MWT Board Member Mirai Booth-Ong curated the series to showcase excellence in storytelling and the diversity of the female experience. There will also be a talkback with the artist following each performance.

This is a ticketed event. One ticket is good for a Zoom link for an entire household to view the show live. All 6 shows $100 ($75 for MWT members). Each individual show $20 ($15 for MWT members). Tickets are available on the Morgan-Wixson's website at www.morgan-wixson.org

SOLO STORIES: Six Women, Six Lives, Six Stories: Here are the individual show synopses:

My Brooklyn Hamlet by Brenda Adelman - February 20 at 8pm. For ticket holders unable to join the show live, the performance will be streamable on the Morgan Wixson YouTube channel for 24 hours starting at midnight. A private link will be sent to you after tonight's show, so you can watch it at your leisure. Her mother was shot. Her father was jailed...and then he married her aunt. This is Brenda Adelman's one-woman show, based on her life story, and the power of forgiving the unforgivable.

TALES OF MODERN MOTHERHOOD (part 2) Gender and Identity...this sh*t just TRANSformed by Pam Levin - March 20 at 8pm. From its Off-Broadway World Premiere, to a sold-out run in Los Angeles, Pick of the Weekend on Better Lemons, voted "Doublesweet" and "Best of the Fest 2020" at the Whitefire Theatre... Welcome to the modern world of parenting. This is Pam Levin's story of a loving parent whose 5-year-old, plays with boys, dresses like a boy, and now at age 8 is ready to commit to being a boy. It's a journey of a parent trying to uncover the gender that fits her kid best, while navigating these uncharted waters with zero tools in her tool belt! This is a continuation of the original Tales of Modern Motherhood, focusing on the lunacy, fear, labelling and unconditional love, however, you do NOT have to have seen "part 1" to appreciate this NEW chapter. This is an extremely personal, funny, challenging, honest

There is No "I" in NDN by Jennifer Bobiwash -April 17 at 8pm. A hilarious and probing look at what it means to be a modern NDN. With the legacy of a Chief to live up to, how can one ndn princess wannabee reconcile her life and heritage? With the help of a long lost friend, Wanda works through her quest to discover just what an Indian is! There is no 'I' in NDN was featured at the 2015 Native Voices New Play Festival and the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The play was also workshopped as part of Jennifer's Thurgood Marshall residency at UCSD.

Home by Nancy Ma - May 15 at 8pm. Home is the story about a girl from Chinatown New York with wild dreams and a wild family that never stops reminding her of where she comes from. Laugh with Uncle Chet. Hope with Joyce. Cry with her Mama and rage with her Baba. Let's make our way back home.

Title to be announced for June 19

Mommy Monster by April Wish - July 17 at 8pm. April Wish's second solo show is shrouded in dandelions, smothered in butterfly kisses and buried in laundry. Written while parenting through a pandemic, the work explores the complexities of sibling relationships and the impossibility of perfection while asking: how do you raise a good, kind, gentle boy in a world - in a country - that isn't always good or kind... and is never gentle?


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