Cynthia Nixon and Planned Parenthood Part of MotherStruck! Conversation Series

News   Cynthia Nixon and Planned Parenthood Part of MotherStruck! Conversation Series The Off-Broadway production of MotherStruck!, written and performed by Staceyann Chin and directed by Cynthia Nixon, will host an "In Conversation" series this month featuring guest speakers Nixon, Chin, producer Rosie O’Donnell and representatives from Planned Parenthood.
Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon

Chin's new solo show about motherhood, MotherStruck!, officially opened Dec. 14, 2015, following previews that began Dec. 4 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater. The show is co-produced by Culture Project and O'Donnell and is scheduled to run through Jan. 29.

The post-show discussion series will kick off Jan. 9 with the theme "Mother and Daughter." Chin will be joined by her daughter Zuri to take audiences through a typical day in the life of the duo. On Jan. 13, Chin, Nixon and O’Donnell will discuss their collaboration and explore the themes of motherhood presented in the work; the title of this conversation is "The Women of MotherStruck!" The third discussion will see Chin and O'Donnell joined by Alexis McGill Johnson, the board chair of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Adjoa Tetteh, who represents Planned Parenthood in New York City.

MotherStruck!, according to production notes, "sets forth Staceyann Chin’s personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian and activist who does not have health insurance or a 'serious, stable financial set up,' but wants to have a child. Told through Chin’s uniquely personal and poetic lens, this solo show explores how the process changed her life and how she makes peace with what she learns from this profound experience."

Chin is an award-winning spoken-word artist, LGBT rights activist and best-selling author of "The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir." She has appeared on television and radio including "The Oprah Winfrey Show," CNN and PBS.

The Lynn Redgrave Theater is located at 45 Bleecker St., New York. Tickets can be purchased by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111 or online at CultureProject.org.

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