About the Play

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.  

"'MotherStruck!'...is a warm, political and often funny affirmation of endurance and personal happiness" - Chicago Tribune

"A heartwrenching and humorous interrogation into maternal inheritance and motherhood, 'MotherStruck!' swiftly moves from Chin's fleeing of her homeland to the birth of her daughter through an engaging and powerful narrative." - Windy City Times

"Chin is playful, coy, and magnetic onstage." - Chicago Reader

    • BuyTickets_240px (1)June 11 - July 17
    • Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Ave | Chicago, IL 60614 | 773.404.7336

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LivingRoomProtest 36: Zuri on Animal Rights! I had no idea Zuri was gonna talk about Animal rights in this one. As you can see I was woefully unprepared for the conversation. Feel free to chime in on this one... ... See MoreSee Less

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"Message for Trump from Zuri Chin" Everyday this becomes more and more relevant. Consent broken down for Trump by a toddler, "You can't touch what you want to touch. You need permission! Your Body is Your Body. And My Body is My Body." Can someone please play this clip about consent for #TheDonald? Excerpt from LivingRoomProtest 35. ... See MoreSee Less

Excerpt from LivingRoomProtest: 35! Everyday Zuri and I discuss the presidential elections. Today We talked about Trump's disgusting remarks aired yesterday. Of course, she had a response for him. #Zu...

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Still raging about these motherfuckers who say Trump's words on that tape are anything but a confession of sexual assault and sexual harassment and #RapeCulture! This is a fucking public service announcement for anyone who defends that predator: If I catch you talking to my daughter, if I catch you telling her how pretty she looks today, if I smell you sniffing in her general direction, I will ground the glass of her ancestors' anger into the excess of all you ingest, I will make dolls of you, skewer them with the rusty nails of our collective past, I will make a contract with the devil himself. I will conjure witches. And I will vomit very hurt I have endured and churn it toward your screaming end. I will boil these metaphors into indiscernible weapons. Then I will watch and wait until you are asleep and I will pour this cauldron/sizzling into every cracked crevice you possess. Then I will leave you lying there- to go home, to teach her to make poems from her sorrow. To sing them aloud/without shame. Then, as it has been with too many women, for far too many generations, my daughter and I will resume this heavy-footed marching alongside the army of survivors- who have been forced to become warriors against the proliferation your kind. #DoNotFuckWithMyChild ... See MoreSee Less

Still raging about these motherfuckers who say Trump's words on that tape are anything but a confession of sexual assault and sexual harassment and #RapeCulture! This is a fucking public service annou...

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Creative Team
Director: Cynthia Nixon Associate Director: Ron Russell Assistant Director: Shariffa Ali Production Stage Manager: Renee Alexander Technical Director/Production Manager: Nate Terracio Set Design: Kristen Robinson Lighting Design: Bradley King & Dante Olivia Smith Sound Design: Elisheba Ittoop Costume Design: Akua Murray Adoboe Press Requests: Lily Robinson & Patrick Lazour, O&M Co.