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From 16 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great writing

About the show

Presented by Rosie O' Donnell and the Culture Project and directed by Cynthia Nixon, this solo performance by spoken word artist Staceyann Chin is about her journey as a single gay mother and activist. More…

The world premiere of 'MotherStruck' sets forth Staceyann Chin’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 Chin’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.

Member Reviews (16)


Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great writing
Avg Score

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if great one-woman show. Riveting performance and engrossing story. Powerful and honest.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows or women's issues.

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy 1 woman shows and can identify with being (or wanting to be) a parent. Chin has written and performs her story exceptionally well

Don't see it if You don't like shows centered around LGBT characters or dislike one woman shows.

One-woman show, Thought-provoking, Highly personal, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you enjoying hearing how an artistic person struggles to make a living and start a family.

Don't see it if you're close-minded.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense, Raunchy, Original

See it if you'd enjoy revealing, personal and moving - but very funny - theatre. It's all about growing up and the search & struggle for family.

Don't see it if you can't abide strong language and intimate revelations, or references to sexuality. or really don't like one person shows

Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You have lived in New York for the last thirty years, done a lot of crazy stuff and want to laugh so hard you cry

Don't see it if Someone in your group is uncomfortable with sexual themes &/or non-gender conforming women

Also Thank you Cynthia and Rosie for making this happen - it was great

Great acting, Energetic, Honest

See it if You love great solo performers in their element telling their life's story. Staceyann Chin is a force to be reckoned with.

Don't see it if You generally get bored by solo performance.

Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Must see, Great writing

See it if Stacyann's story is very powerful.

Don't see it if U must see it.

Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you're a fan of spoken word/poetry. You want to see something different, offbeat. You like powerful, intense performances

Don't see it if you're easily offended by dicey language, you don't like one person shows

Clever, Edgy, Great writing, Masterful, Riveting

See it if They like really well written one woman shows with a message

Don't see it if If you don't like intimate off-Broadway one woman show

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Riveting

See it if You appreciate an original voice. Staceyann Chin is frank, strong, funny and fearless. A resoundingly brave acting triumph.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with graphic talk about love and sex, in all of its forms and glory.

Absorbing, Funny, Profound, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you love honest storytelling that will make you laugh and cry

Don't see it if you can't hear the sometimes brutal truths of a woman's journey to motherhood

Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You can 3 shows left

Don't see it if You don't like good theater

Cliched, Quirky, Great writing

See it if You like witty writing and clever staging.

Don't see it if You don't want a lecture.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you like to be move to tears and laugh your head off

Don't see it if you don't like women

Absorbing, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You ever thought about being a parent or if you were ever young and had a dream.

Don't see it if You don't have a funny bone or empathy.

Entertaining, Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Resonant

See it if Want to understand a true journey.

Don't see it if N/a

December 14th, 2015
"Ms. Chin has such a magnetic presence, with deep brown eyes that seem to give out light, that you might almost believe that she was unspooling her story for you alone...Ms. Chin’s easygoing radiance helps keep you hooked, even when the writing grows slightly slack. And certainly her story has pl...
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December 14th, 2015
"As her engrossing new piece makes clear, the past decade has kept her busy with other things...Directed astutely by Cynthia Nixon, 'MotherStruck!' has an energy that the stage seems barely able to contain; at several points, Chin strides through the aisles at Culture Project, daringly intimate a...
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December 16th, 2015
"What a story: The exposition alone is the stuff of several theatre pieces...Even if we can all agree that Chin is a genuine National Weather Service-certified force of nature, it's worth noting that this is the second comic production in one month to be directed by Cynthia Nixon, and both of the...
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January 6th, 2016
"Ms. Chin, under director Cynthia Nixon’s steady and nurturing hand, maneuvers around Kristin Robinson’s multipurpose set with incredible dexterity - rolling, jumping, lying on the floor, running, sliding, and sitting as she relates her engaging story...Staceyann Chin makes all that we long for f...
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