Simply put, Staceyann Chin is our queer mama icon. So it’s no surprise we literally squealed when we learned about her solo show “MotherStruck” at New York City’s Culture Project Theatre. If you haven’t had a chance to catch her harrowing and hilarious performance, here’s your chance! This is the show’s last week.
If you’re a longtime ELIXHER reader, then you know we’ve closely followed out writer Staceyann Chin’s journey to and through motherhood. In fact, the Jamaica native invited us into her Brooklyn home for an exclusive interview and photo shoot with her daughter, Zuri, for our inaugural issue of ELIXHER Magazine back in 2013.
Directed by Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon and produced by Rosie O’Donnell, “MotherStruck” sets forth Staceyann’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 Staceyann’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.
Get tickets here. Seats start at $24.