Parenthood: Short Musings on Birth and Death

by Taylor Mac, Geoffrey Nauffts, Trista Baldwin, Michael Griffo

Poster of Parenthood: Short Musings on Birth and Death

“Nope. You’re not the cloud, you’re a….well, I’m not sure what you are, but you’re not a cloud. Only a cloud is a cloud. Only a child is a child. Unless a child is a something else that a child isn’t supposed to be”–Paige, Cloudy 

For a parent, few moments in life can be so devastating as the loss of a child. Parenthood: Short Musings on Birth and Death is a compilation of four one act plays on this challenging topic from critically acclaimed contemporary playwrights. First, in Taylor Mac’s The Levee, a couple struggling to conceive envision an unachievable future for themselves and the child they desperately want. Second, in Geoffrey Nauffts’ Baby Steps, a gay man encounters tremendous prejudice while trying to adopt a child. Next, in Trista Baldwin’s Falling Up, a man and a woman attempt to discover romance after the loss of the man’s son. Finally, in Michael Griffo’s Cloudy, Laura struggles to maintain her grip on reality after tragedy has befallen her three children. These extraordinary plays engage in comedy as much as tragedy, hope as much as despair, and life as much as death while attempting to grapple with a topic which is almost unimaginable.

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Media and Downloads

File male_b_sides.docx (.docx - 1.77MB)

Performance Dates & Times

April 25, 2018 - 9:00pm

April 26, 2018 - 9:00pm

April 27, 2018 - 9:00pm


Hopper Cabaret

Venue Accessibility: 
Building, main lobby, and facilities are accessible via an exterior-entry elevator just inside the Elm Street gate. Venue is accessible from the lobby via a wheelchair lift.


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Production Team

Stage Manager
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
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