Momologues by Amy Ackerman, Zora Iman Crews, Jordan Ho, and Kristin Rose Kelly
“What does it mean to be a parent of a queer child when you yourself are not queer? What are the ways moms foster confidence and fortitude in an identity that varies from their own?” The playwrights have created a unique performance piece by interviewing their own mothers and performing their thoughts verbatim. See what happens when 4 unique moms: Laurie Ackerman, Cheryl Crews, Kathleen Ho, and Rosemary Previti-Kelly take centerstage, as their daughters decide how to continue their legacy in a queer future.
LAURIE ACKERMAN . . . . . . . . . . Amy Ackerman
CHRYLL D. CREWS . . . . . . . . . . . Zora Iman Crews
KATHLEEN HO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Ho
ROSEMARY PREVITI-KELLY . . . Kristin Rose Kelly
Dramaturg: Éamon Boylan
Our collective playwriting/performing ensemble, Amy Ackerman, Zora Iman Crews, Jordan Ho, and Kristin Rose Kelly, has been working on documentary plays as an ensemble for 3 years. During this time, we would talk about our mothers and their stage worthy voices. At first, we were simply delighted by their idiolects and quotable moments. But we soon realized that documenting our mothers’ stories and embodying that story as their queer children could be powerful. The four of us decided on a first set of interview questions and each inter- viewed our diva matriarchs. As we continue to develop this project, we are exploring how theatre can preserve and unearth lineage stories and how through the art we can examine our relationships and build our own queer maternal futures.