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The Mother Line Story Project is a storytelling performance that brings together female performers from every walk of life.

Universal stories that connect us all.

Think the Moth Radio Hour meets

World Premier. Multi-lingual. Cross Cultural. About women. For everyone.

By amplifying women’s voices, past and present, we connect artists with audiences all over the world. The stories are shared through our youtube channel (show me that), podcast (I want to listen), and touring live performances (I want to see that).


Excerpt of our Podcast on WFIU

Live Performance

(October 2017: The American Embassy in Cairo sponsors Mother Line’s travel to Egypt.)

Last year MotherLine was sponsored by @USEmbassyCairo to work with SabeelfortheArts and 13 incredible Cairo-based performers. Please enjoy this video of the work we did there. Photo: Hana's Mom, Hala

Meet the Storytellers

How Does It Work?

We Refine. We Discuss. We Build an Ensemble.

Photos of our third anniversary fundraiser. Oh, what a night! Thank you to (women run) Town Stages for hosting, Sokoloff Arts for sponsoring, Will O’Hare for photography, our incredible cast, and the entire community that came out to support.


You’ll find Mother Line

in unexpected places

follow @motherlinestory



was formed in 2015 and has performed in NYC at Off-Broadway venues like Town Stages, Dixon Place, Abingdon Theatre, HERE Arts, and The PIT. In 2017, The MLSP had its regional debut at The Hippodrome State Theatre in Florida and an international workshop/performance process with Sabeel for the Arts in Cairo, Egypt! Mother Line Story Project Inc. is a certified NY State Not-for-Profit and is proud to be a member of ART NY. For news on our upcoming shows follow us on social media @MotherLineStory. Hundreds of audience members have enjoyed MLSP on stage and countless others have heard our stories through platforms like radio, video, and podcasts.  

Proud member of ART NY, Female Founder Collective, Fractured Atlas, Benevity, and 2019 Sokoloff Arts Fellow.

Cristina Pitter photo by Will O’Hare Photography

Cristina Pitter photo by Will O’Hare Photography


Board Members

Laura Delano

Bob Celli

Leonore Tjia

Eliza Simpson


Eliza Simpson - Executive Director

Cristina Pitter - Social Media Amplifier

Founding Co-Producers

Amanda A. Lederer

Lauren Nordvig

Eliza Simpson


Q&A with Founder Eliza Simpson

Mother Line is partnering with Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Eliza answers students’ questions about the project.

Click Here for the Full Interview

third anniversary - where we've been and where we’re going.


Past Storytellers

Hana Afifi

Nancy Alam ElDeen

Alice Allemano

Julia Anrather

Ngozi Anyanwu

Mary Aravanis

Anna Aschilman

Elaine Barrow

Dalia Basiouny

Rebecca Baumwoll

Lydian Blossom

Dominique Brillon

Kristan Brown

Sarah Cagianeses

Devin Dunne Cannon

Jessica Caron

Emily Clark

Maggie D’Ambrose

Rachel Dart

Anna Dart

Asia Kate Dillon

Carolina Do

Julie Ann Earls

Noa Egozi

Lillette Fahmy

Lillith Fallon

Aizzah Fatima

Midori Francis

Isa Garcia-Rose

Zelda Gay

Alisha Giampola

Catherine Giddings

Cleo Gray

Zuleyma Guevara

Mandisa Haarhoff

Aaliha Habeeb

Kel Haney

Kana Hatakeyama

Cameran Hebb

Missy Hernandez

Marlowe Holden

Lindsley Howard

Lisa Huberman

Rahma Hussain

Eman Hussein

Maison Hussien

Colleen Hughes 

Evangeline Johns

Adriana Johns

Monica Jones

Dea Julien

Marie Katz

Elise Kibler

Barbara Kingsley

Amanda A. Lederer

Rachel Lin

Emily Lyon

Maysoon Mahfouz

Amira Mahmoud

Christine Martinez

Megan McDermott

Sarah Morsey

Alesandra Nahodil

Nehad Naile

Lauren Nordvig

Wesam Osama

Duvall O’Steen

Milena Olszewska

Tara Pacheco

Nell Page

Al Nisa Petty

Ellie Philips

Cristina Pitter

Rebeca Rad

Ariel Reich

Siham A Salam

Aubrey Seader

Medrona Selim

Jordan Sison

Nandita Shenoy

Coral Smith

Loren Smyth

Madeline Smyth

Diana Stahl

Lilli Stein

Amanda Tudor

Raquelle Wallace

Lauren Warhol Caldwell

Akyiaa Wilson

Ericka Winterrrowd

Malia Wright

Sophia Zukoski


Monica Jones photo by Will O’Hare Photography

Monica Jones photo by Will O’Hare Photography

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Eliza's Grandma Mickey

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