Have you ever felt like motherhood is a nightmare? Is there a monster-in-law in your closet? Does your skin begin to scale when things do go to plan? Have you ever been told you can’t be a parent and have a career? “Night of the Living Moms!” is an interdisciplinary showcase featuring artists seeking to explore the tension between being a mother and being an artist through stories, monologues, and performances. We even have some Living Dads!
Lani Montreal has curated a gathering of voices over the course of 6 engagements. Throughout the festival, you will be taken on a journey of poetry, monologues, and performances by diverse artists using the Free Street Theater spaces including:Nikki Patin, Keli Stewart, Silvita Diaz Brown, RoiAnn Phillips, Anida Yoeu Ali, Meida Teresa McNeal, Sharmili Majmudar, Amelia ChiHawksfan, Joey Lovien Flores,Daisy Castro, Carole Heath (Beth Power),and Ingrid Byrd.
Also, as part of the festival, the community is invited to share their stories of parenthood or familial journeys in an interactive format. FREE child co-programming will also be available on the Saturday Community Days.