Rosie O'Donnell and Cynthia Nixon to Join Staceyann Chin for MotherStruck! Talkbacks
The discussions will take place following upcoming performances of Chin's new solo show.
Directed by Cynthia Nixon, MotherStruck! follows Chin's 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, the show explores how the process changed her life and how she makes peace with what she learns from this profound experience.
The talkback series will kick off after the 4pm performance on Saturday, January 9. Playwright and performer Chin will be joined by her daughter, Zuri, to discuss their popular Living Room Protests series on YouTube, as well as walk audience members through a day in their lives.
On Wednesday, January 13, Chin, director Nixon, and producer Rosie O'Donnell will discuss their collaboration on the project, with a focus on the themes of motherhood presented in the play. January 15 will find Chin and O'Donnell in a discussion about Planned Parenthood, featuring Alexis McGill Johnson, the board chair of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Adjoa Tetteh, who represents Planned Parenthood in New York City.