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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  • 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.
  • Cary Simowitz:
    8 Aug. 2018
    This play is simply extraordinary. It transitions seamlessly from a witty social commentary to a dystopian nightmare the likes of which would chill Margaret Atwood. The writing is aimed to the top of its audience's intelligence, and offers room for spirited debate and discussion afterwards! I look forward to continuing to see/read any and all work penned by Anna Moench.

Development History

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