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New Works Series: Jesus Stole My Birth Control by Alaina Messineo

Presented by Studio Tenn Theatre Company at The Mockingbird Theater, Franklin TN

Nov 07 2022
New Works Series: Jesus Stole My Birth Control by Alaina Messineo

The first on-stage reading of Studio Tenn’s inaugural New Works Series will be presented as a 90-minute reading followed by a 20-min talk-back about the piece. There will be a cash bar.

Jesus, a girl, and an orange. Rebirthing, again, again, and again.

Jesus Stole My Birth Control is an exploration about grief and how we cope with inevitable change. Emerging playwright, poet, and lyricist Alaina Messineo leads us on a fragmented rumination about our complex relationship with birth, rebirth, reincarnation, and life after death. The playwright notes that this piece is “a death wish, a love note, a f*ck you, and an I love you.” Messineo makes art that is healing for her, with the hopes that it may offer healing or a new perspective for audiences.

The New Works Series intends to cultivate and nurture the talent of the next generation of Southern playwrights, composers, and lyricists, as we feel it is our responsibility to follow in the footsteps of great American Southern playwrights such as Tennessee Williams, Beth Henley, and Wayne Kirkpatrick (among others). Furthermore, the Studio Tenn New Works Series strives to deconstruct the notion of what voices, themes, and stories historically come from the Southern region of the United States. Studio Tenn is thrilled to showcase the work of the next generation of Southern playwrights and composers, and in doing so give the community the opportunity to witness how new theater is created.

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FREE Admission
Donations are greatly appreciated.


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The Mockingbird Theater

230 Franklin Road , Building 6, Franklin, TN 37064
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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