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MamaDrama - not your mother's festival - October 2010


Cheryl King, director of Stage Left Studio, and producer of the Left Out Festival and the Women at Work Festival, has teamed up with Cheryl Smallman, writer and performer of Dreamless, a play about motherhood, to create a new

festival, called MamaDrama. This festival will feature work that is about the topic of motherhood – the good, the bad, and the unbelievable.


We’re presenting  plays and/or solo shows about all aspects of mothering, By focusing on mothering, we are not denigrating fathering, or fathers who serve as mothers, but we are focusing specifically in work about and/or by



This festival is for completed works, not works in progress. The festival will run Oct 13-16, and 20-23, 2010.

 All shows will be presented at Stage Left Studio, in its new location at 214 West 30th Street, 6th floor. Tickets are $20 and available at www.brownpapertickets.com



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The performance schedule is:

Wed, October 13

Donna Barkman - Hand Me Downs

Diane Shlling - Getting to Mommy

Thu, October 14

Paired Solo Shows - Who's Your Mama?

Barbara Bleier

Ellen O'Neill

Fri, October 15

Dipti Mehta - Honour

Cheryl Smallman - Dreamless

Sat, October 16

Virginia Bryan - My Three Moms

Sunday, October 17

Monday, October 18

Mary Beth Manning - Mother


Wed, October 20

Abigail Gampel - Through the Window

Fri, October 22

Grace Kiley - Eye of the Storm

Susan Laubach - Who is Paula? & Life in 3/4 Time

Sat, October 23

Susan Laubach - Who is Paula? & Life in 3/4 Time

Two works by Richard Ballon, Circus Boy & Griselda, directed by J. Kevin Doolen



All shows are at 8 pm. Seating is limited, so advance purchase is recommended.

Arrive 15 minutes prior to showtime to get a good seat.

There will be no late seating.

Show Details get tix