Mothers

Three moms, a stay-at-home dad, and a nanny watch their kids play at Mommy-Baby Meetup. One mom is the queen bee and one is here to shake things up. The dad just wants to fit in, and the nanny doesn’t say a word. When catastrophe comes, the five of them have to figure out how to survive a war and each other. MOTHERS examines the primal heartache of raising children in a disintegrating world.
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Mothers

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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    18 May. 2019
    Mothers dares to tell the truth about the real experience of mothering and what a vicious competitive racist sexist classist war it is, and it does so in a brilliantly engaging way that exposes the horror bit by anxious bit. Read it! Produce it! And know that little by little women are beginning to fill in the blanks left by the patriarchal system of female erasure - we will be known!
  • Timothy Thompson:
    17 Feb. 2019
    I saw this performed at the 2018 Kennedy Center MFA Workshop. I was floored, excited, inspired by the twist in this play! What starts as a sardonic comedy with commentary on the modern-day meaning of motherhood in a domestic sense, descends into a raw, horrifyingly natural (and visceral) exploration of motherhood. I don't want to give away spoilers, but pay close attention to that hamster story toward the beginning of the play. I cannot wait to see this play again!
  • National New Play Network:
    17 Jan. 2019
    Mothers by Anna Moench was featured at NNPN’s 2018 National Showcase of New Plays.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    UCSD
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    2018
  • Workshop
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    Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop
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    2018