"In Birth Story, writer/actress Hillary Baack retraces her steps from the present to the day she was born — a journey that includes a brush with death and the loss of her hearing," according to the troupe. "By recounting the specifics of her own life with great humor and profound understanding, Hillary shares the universal experiences of growing up, fitting in, and finding one’s place in the world."
All performances will be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Hillary Baack's regional credits include The House of Blue Leaves, Children of a Lesser God and The Death of Silence (Cleveland Sign Stage). In New York, she has appeared in 78th Street Theatre Lab's New Works and Arlene Hutton's Academia (with Mason Adams). She has a B.A. from Wake Forest University's drama school and also graduated from the prestigious Deaf-West Theatre program in Los Angeles.
Director Alex P. Baack has acted, written and directed for the New York stage for the past 10 years, and has worked with the acclaimed Barrow Group since 1997. In 2001, he formed Force Productions to write, direct and produce feature films. He has written numerous screenplays as well as the plays . . . And You Are? and The Losers. A graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy, he made his professional acting debut as Jay in the national tour of Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning Lost in Yonkers.
Tickets are $15. The Barrow Group Studio Theatre is at 312 W. 36th Street, third floor. Performances play Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8 PM. There will be two matinee performances on Saturday Feb. 12 and Saturday Feb. 19 at 2 PM. For reservations, call (212) 868-4444 or visit smarttix.com.
The Barrow Group's past productions have included the Pulitzer-nominated Old Wicked Songs by Jon Marans, the New York premiere of Steven Dietz's Lonely Planet and God's Country and Jose Rivera's Sonnets for an Old Century. TBG regularly gives new plays and revivals public readings and workshops through its Sundays @ 2 Reading Series and eight workshop productions per year.
Seth Barrish and Lee Brock are Barrow Group's artistic directors.