Motherland

A self-made woman does her crafty best to protect her wayward children, keep her food truck business thriving, and impart some kind of moral code in an inner city battling collapse. In Motherland grit, guile, and guns are everyday parenting tools, and hope comes at a cost. A funny, raw, timely new play inspired by Mother Courage and Her Children.
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Motherland

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  • National New Play Network:
    15 Dec. 2017
    This play was featured at NNPN’s 2016 National Showcase of New Plays.
  • Premiere Stages at Kean University:
    24 Mar. 2017
    Premiere Stages, the professional Equity theater in residence at Kean University, is pleased to recognize "Motherland," by Allison Gregory, as a semifinalist in the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival. "Motherland" rose through a competitive selection process conducted by Premiere staff and an outside panel of theater professionals over the course of five months to be one of 18 semifinalists out of roughly 400 submissions to the Festival. The panel was particularly impressed by the play's deft language, timely and wise adjustments to "Mother Courage," and its examination of the intersection of poverty and motherhood. Our congratulations and thanks to Allison.
  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center:
    27 Apr. 2016
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Allison Gregory and their play Motherland as a finalist for our 2016 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 54 finalists out of more than 1,450 submissions, the strength of its writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process. Our readers especially responded to the contemporary relevance of this adapatation.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, L.A. Nataki Garrett, Dir.
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    The Road Theatre Company
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
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    NNPN Showcase Conference Selection
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Orlando Shakespeare Theatre
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    FAU Lab Theatre, Margaret Ledford, Dir.
    ,
    2015

Awards

Finalist
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Blue Ink Award
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American Blues Theatre
,
2016
Semi-Finalist
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Gulfshore New Works Festival
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Gulfshore Playhouse
,
2016
Semi-Finalist
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BAFT
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Bay Area Playwrights Festival
,
2016