Sarah E. Shively presents
The Baby Project
By Sarah E. Shively
Directed by Pat Janowski
Sound Design & Projections by Marilys Ernst
Festival Dates: Jan 21 @ 3pm & 7pm; Jan 22, 23, 24, 25 @ 6pm; Jan 25 @ 3pm; Jan 28, 29 @ 5pm
The 18th Avenue Peace House, Metanoia Peace Community (Jan 21)
2116 NE 18th Ave.
Blackfish Gallery (Jan 22, 23, 24)
420 NW 9th Ave.
Bridgeport United Church of Christ (Jan 25)
261 NE 76th Ave.
Vanport Square Studio, (Jan 28, 29)
5229 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
A woman of her time, Sarah delayed motherhood as education, career endeavors, lack of sperm and lack of support all clouded her journey until it was almost too late. This solo-show chronicles the trials of one woman whose desire to become a mother during an age of liberation made her a rebel, a warrior, an anarchist and a science experiment. Told with heart-touching candor and witty humor, this story covers the difficult ground of family-making for the post-feminist female. “I always wanted to be a mother, and yet, becoming a mother was not really something our mothers wanted for us. During a time when the term “Planned Parenthood” has become synonymous with abortions and pregnancy prevention, how can our society embrace and teach young woman and men to truly think about and responsibly include family planning into their adult lives? I hope that in sharing my story, other woman will be empowered to share theirs.” – Sarah E. Shively