A new play by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
developed with director Deena Selenow
discussion to follow about the infrastructure that exists
and ought to exist
for pregnancy, parenthood—and other realities of life–in the arts
April 3, 2016
Children Welcome // Child Care Provided
The Bumps was born out of wondering why one never sees a visibly pregnant performer on stage. The play is part movement, part narrative, part meditation on what it means to wait for your life to change. Structured with ephemerality in mind, the play has three roles, one for an actor in each trimester. For an extended run, one actor can perform all three roles, and another can play two before graduating from the piece—creating room for new performers to enter the cycle. In this way, the piece mirrors what makes theatre special: appreciating the wonder of the ephemeral thing in front of us, and embracing the possibilities of change.