Book, Music, and Lyrics by Julie Dunlap & Sara Stotts


at Peter Jay Sharp Theater

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 10:30 am
  • Friday, August 4, 2017 at 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 10:30 am
  • Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Celebrating the mother you never thought you should be.

Rachael, wide-eyed and optimistic, is elated to finally put her party days behind and become a mom... #YAY! Angie has pre-enrolled her unborn child in the most exclusive all-girls preschool (definitely a girl, she already has a boy). After three kids, Marcia thought she was done. Is it bad that she doesn’t want to cancel her wine of the month club or stop having sex on her back? With a soundtrack ranging from rock to pop to funk and more, join these three unlikely friends as they bond in the trenches from pregnancy tests to empty nests, dominating the diapers and tackling the teens with unmotherly charm, one bottle at a time!

Recommended for ages 16+

Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Julie Dunlap

Julie Dunlap (Book, Music, Lyrics)

A graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Human Biology, Julie (Book, Music, Lyrics) used her degree to make four humans, chronicling her child-rearing adventures in a weekly humor column for several years before convincing her favorite Chicago-based rocker to collaborate on their first full-length musical, MOTHERFREAKINGHOOD!. Julie is a Freelance Writer and television talk show host in Lawrence, Kansas, where she lives with her husband and four kids (except the one in college).

Sara Stotts

Sara Stotts (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Sara (Book, Music, Lyrics) has performed sketch comedy and improv in Chicago at The Annoyance Theater and the Skybox at The Second City and as the female lead in the original funk/blues band Chubby Nothin’ and The Bone. She met Julie, her Co-Writer, and best roommate ever, at the University of Kansas. After receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northwestern University, she married a steadfastly patient man and produced two active children, giving her endless material for MOTHERFREAKINGHOOD!.

Terry Berliner (Director/Choreographer)

Terry Berliner specializes in developing and directing new plays and musicals. Her Broadway credits as resident/assistant director include The Lion King, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Sound of Music, and The Red Shoes. She has directed and choreographed Off Broadway, in regional theatres, and universities across the country. She recently directed Rehana Lew Mirza’s play Soldier X at Brooklyn College, Return to the Forbidden Planet at SUNY Buffalo, Michelle Elliott’s new play Promising at The Beckett, and Kirsten Guenther and Tony Asaro’s new musical, The Cable Car Nymphomaniac, at both Z Below and The Eureka Theatre, in San Francisco. Her new musical Alone in the U.S., written with Bobby Cronin, was presented at Penn State in 2016, made it’s U.K. debut in 2015, and in 2014 won the Outstanding Program of the Year Award at Marymount Manhattan College. Ms. Berliner has served as artistic director for the North Shore Summer Theater Workshop and LeAp Onstage. She has written for American Theatre magazine, Theatre Bay Area, Theatre History Studies, and participated in the Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat. For 5 years Ms. Berliner served as a member of Off Broadway’s Lucille Lortel nominating committee. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Daniel Doss (Musical Director)

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Daniel is the composer of Red Death, an original opera based on the short story by Edgar Allen Poe; Nelly Don: The Musical and Wild and Willful Women, an original musical selected for the 2014 TRU Musical Reading Series. Daniel graduated from the UMKC Conservatory of Music with a degree in Music Composition.

Teresa Sinder-Stein (Costume Design)

Recent NYC: The Crusade of Connor Stephens, Promising, Breakfast with Mugabe, Hereafter Musical. Broadway & Regional Tour: I’m Not Rappaport (revival); Everett Beekin (Lincoln Center); Pulitzer Prize-winning The Young Man from Atlanta (Signature Theatre, Huntington Theatre, & Alley Theatre). Selected NY credits: Founding resident costume designer at Signature Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Public Theater, Lucille Lortel, Classic Stage Co., Vineyard Theatre. Regionally: South Coast Rep, Goodspeed Opera Company, Dallas Theatre Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ford’s Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival. MFA Yale School of Drama. USA local 829. Special thanks to my very patient family.

Harriett D. Foy

Harriett D. Foy (Marcia)

Broadway: Amelie, Amazing Grace, The American Plan, Mamma Mia!, Once on This Island. Off-Broadway: Rimbaud in New York, On the Levee, Crowns (AUDELCO Award). Regional: The House That Will Not Stand (Yale Rep.; Berkeley Rep, Bay Area Award); Dance of the Holy Ghosts (Yale Rep.); Women of Brewster Place (Arena Stage, Helen Hayes nomination). Film/TV: Collateral Beauty, Winter’s Tale, Civil, Billions, Limitless, Orange is the New Black, etc.. Howard University. @divafoyh “WGATAP!”

Erin Leigh Peck

Erin Leigh Peck (Angela)

Erin Leigh Peck is the proud mother of two kids who are away at summer camp for seven whole weeks. Before achieving this dream, she appeared on and off-Broadway (Disenchanted; The Toxic Avenger Musical; I Love You, You’re Perfect….), and in lots of commercials. This is her fourth NYMF show.

Veronica Reyes-How

Veronica Reyes-How (Rachael)

A graduate from the University of Michigan, is thrilled to be in Motherfreakinghood! She most recently booked a role in the ABC pilot Alex, Inc. starring Zach Braff.  Previous credits include the national tours of Rent, Miss Saigon and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and TV shows The Blacklist, Blue Bloods and Person of Interest.  Many thanks to God, her husband Bradford and her family.

Jimmy Brewer

Jimmy Brewer (Male Ensemble)

Theatre:  Trouble With Dead Boyfriends (MCL Chicago), Hit Her With The Skates (NYC Reading), The Black Suits (Kirk Douglas Theatre).  TV:  Blue Bloods (CBS).  Current Senior of Carnegie Mellon University.  Eternal love for his family for their everlasting support and guidance.

Annie Dow

Annie Dow (Female Ensemble)

OFF-BROADWAY: Tanya Saracho's Fade at Primary Stages. REGIONAL: Much Ado About Nothing with Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC, Song for the Disappeared with Passage Theatre Company. TV: I Love You...But I Lied (Lifetime) and the Late Show with David Letterman (CBS). Proud Mexican Immigrant. NYU Tisch. IG: @missanniedow

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