Doug Jarecki
Michelle Lopez-Rios
Deborah Staples
Tami Workentin


"... hilarious, emotional, and relatable." - Miltown Moms Blog

"... joyous, funny, beautiful, soul-reviving play ..." - MKE Moms Blog

"Thank God then, for MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD the magnificent production that opened Friday Night at Next Act Theatre." -

"I saw lots of folks drying their eyes at the end of the show ... If that's not a sign of remarkable theater, I don't know what is." - Planet Kelsey

"It is insightful, realistic, amusing and heart-wrenching." - TimeOut


Larry & Patty Compton
Cream City Foundation
Briggs & Stratton Corporation Foundation, Inc.
Ericka & Michael Burzynski

Motherhood Out Loud

Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein
Written by Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman and Cheryl L. West

April 7 - May 7, 2016
Directed by Laura Gordon
A Milwaukee Premiere

Fourteen all-star playwrights have combined their best riffs on the universal topic of Mom, creating a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether exhilarating theatrical event. From birth to child-rearing, playground politics to teenage angst, holidays to parental care, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD celebrates the ultimate adventure of parenthood, revels in its humor and reveals the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. Tissues recommended. Laughs guaranteed.