Allison Gregory
Playwright

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Motherland

'Motherland,' at FAU, takes Brechtian look at War on Poverty
by Hap Erstein
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'Witness the first full-fledged production of Allison Gregory’s Motherland at Theatre Lab, a tragedy shot full of the droll street humor that survivors’ develop to cope with social and economic inequity.’
Read Florida Theater Onstage review here

'Great, enduring drama speaks to audiences through the years, decades, centuries. Sometimes, such plays become a template for contemporary playwrights, inspiring them to bring their own voices and sensibilities to a fresh take on a classic.'
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Cast & Synopsis

7 Actors (2w/5m)

A self-made woman does her crafty best to protect her wayward children, keep her food truck business thriving, and impart some kind of moral code in a city battling the War on Poverty. In Motherland grit, guile, and guns are everyday parenting tools, and hope comes at a cost. A funny, forceful, timely new play inspired by Mother Courage and Her Children and today’s headlines.

Development | Production History

Theatre Lab@FAU, 2017 (Workshop production)
National New Play Network (NNPN) Showcase selection, 2016 (reading)
Orlando Shakespeare Playfest (reading)
The Road Theatre Summer Fest (reading)
Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble (reading)

Awards

2016 O’Neill Finalist
2016 American Blues Theatre Blue Ink Award

Photo credits: Niki Fridh


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