Culture Project's Motherstruck indefinitely postponed


The previously announced Culture Project world premiere of Motherstruck, a solo show written and performed by Staceyann Chin, and directed by Cynthia Nixon, which was scheduled to begin previews tomorrow at the Lynn Redgrave Theater, has now been indefinitely postponed.

Allan Buchman, Artistic Director of Culture Project, released the following statement:

"This is a show I have waited my whole producing career to produce. It gives voice to an important artist, poet, and performer - a black, Chinese woman who is gay and miles from the comforts of white elitism. Ms. Nixon has a probing theatrical intelligence that has prepared Staceyann to convey her perspective in a lively, humorous and touching manner to those individuals most disparately in need of her message. At this point, though, we do not have the resources to produce MotherStruck! in the manner in which it deserves."

Synopsis: "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."

There has been no indication of a new date for the production.

- by Tom Millward

Staceyann Chin