Chosen Child

Author: Monica Bauer

Chosen Child

Description: Two generations of mothers and memories combine to change the fate of a schizophrenic man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal waiting for a sister he hardly knows, to fulfill an agreement that was never made; a time-bending play about adoption, desertion, forgiveness, and family.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/1/2015
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male

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Keywords: Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Jewish · Mostly Female Characters · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Sickness and Mental Illness · Women

This play is in the following collections: Plays and Playwrights 2015

Original Production Information

Chosen Child had a staged reading 2014 as part of Indie Theater Now at Stage Left, Stage Left Studio, NY with the following cast and crew:

Port Authority Counter Anne, Social Worker Anne, Lee Anne: Lauren Hobbs
Claudia: Debra Lass
David: Keegan McDonald
Donna: Dara O'Brien
Lee: Kathleen Peirce

Director: Austin Pendleton

Chosen Child had a Workshop Production, Boston Playwrights Theatre, 2014 with the following cast and crew:

Lee: Margaret Ann Brady
Claudia: Lee Mikeska Gardner
Port Authority Counter Anne, Social Worker Anne, Lee Anne: Melissa Jesse
David: Lewis D. Wheeler
Donna: Debra Wise

Director: Megan Schy Gleeson