broken motherhood museum, a poetic installation theatre piece written and directed by Miriam Tabb, exposes the personal struggles women face throughout pregnancy and parenting. While experiencing this living exhibit, the audience is encouraged to engage with the characters as they make difficult, often nontraditional, and taboo choices regarding their bodies, lovers, children, and sexuality. broken motherhood museum is a play in which the audience is challenged to actively view and experience the burden of unrealistic expectations in motherhood we place on women and ourselves. broken motherhood museum will run 12 performances from April 26-May 5, 2013, at the 133rd Street Arts Center located at 308 West 133rd Street, Harlem, New York. Performances are at 7:00 PM on Tuesday – Saturday evenings, with matinee performances on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, and Sunday at 3:00 PM.General tickets are $20 at the door and are available at the 133rd Street Arts Center box office one hour before curtain or by calling the box office at 347-855-7281. Advance online tickets are $18 for adults, and $15 for seniors, students, and artists. You may purchase advance online tickets below or visit http://brokenmotherhoodmuseum.brownpapertickets.com.
The cast features Arlene A. McGruder and the ensemble includes Ashley Burroughs, Adiagha Faizah, Norma Hernandez, Kari Joy Hinkson, Shereen Macklin, Leila Okafor, Juanita Pearl, Analisa Velez, and Jasmine Webb. Click here to meet the cast of broken motherhood museum and view headshots and bios.
NuAFrikan Theatre NuCommunities offers a free broken motherhood museum workshop for classrooms and community based organizations. The workshop utilizes theatre activities and free writing exercises to explore the universal themes found within the play. Click here for more information or to schedule a workshop for your organization.
Miriam Tabb is a collaborating artist-in-residence with NuAFrikan Theatre NuWorks. She is an emerging actress, poet, spoken word artist, and playwright. Her poetry in performance has been featured at the Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, Santos Party House, and Moca Lounge, and she has collaborated poetically with Stage of Fiends and Bending Threads Cabaret Company. Her most recent off-Broadway performances include her one-woman show Matriarch at Theater Lab and the role of Venus of Willendorf in Alfred Preisser’s Caligula Maximus and as an puppeteer/ensemble member of Theodora Skipitares’ Medea (both at La MaMa E.T.C). As a playwright, she wrote and directed Turning Points, an ethnodrama on the African American male experience, which premiered at Aaron Davis Hall. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from City College of New York.