Happy Birthday

Mother Line Story Project!

As MLSP turns three let’s take a look at where we’ve been and where we’re going.

International:

American Embassy in Cairo, AUC Falaki Theater

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 

In October 2017, The American Embassy in Cairo sponsored "The Show Goes On" theater festival at the AUC Falaki Theater to showcase Egyptian women's voices. The Mother Line Story Project was invited to produce, in collaboration with Sabeel for the Arts, a show featuring Cairo-based performers entitled "In The Mother's Hand". 
Artistic Director and Producer - Dalia Basiouny
Co-Directors - Amanda A. Lederer and Eliza Simpson
Performers - Amira Mahmoud, Eman Hussein, Hana Afifi, Lillette Fahmy, Maison Hussein, Mary Aravanis, Maysoon Mahfouz, Medrona Selim, Nancy Alam ElDeen, Nehad Naile, Rahma Hussain, Seham Saneya A-Salam, and Wesam Osama
Stage Manager - Manar Abdelrahman
Filmed by Lojayen Said

Regional: 

The Hippodrome in Gainesville FL

 

University:

Rutgers, The state University of New Jersey  

Mother Line Story Project Inc. with Mason Gross School of the Arts Theater Department presents... 

The Mother Line Story Project

a world premiere show featuring members of the BFA/MFA Acting Company

May 8th @7pm Mary Duff Walters Hall, 2 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Past Performances

Mother Line's First International Show

Mother Line Story Project Inc and Sabeel for the Arts  in association with "The Show Goes On" Festival and The US Embassy Cairo presents...

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Falaki Theater

Cairo, Egypt

7pm October 20th, 21st, and 22nd

 

THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is a storytelling platform specifically designed to bring together generations of women to tell the stories of their maternal ancestors through the creation of new, self-devised work—think The Moth Radio Hour meets ancestry.com.

 

For "In the Mother's Hand" the project traveled to The American University in Cairo to partner with Dalia Basiouny and her theater company "Sabeel for the Arts". Through a series of workshops with a 13 person cast, guest directors Eliza Simpson and Amanda A. Lederer have curated a one-of-a-kind performance, in which the triumphs and traumas of the women who came before can be spoken, heard, and celebrated. Universal appeal meets personal power in this show by women, about women, for everyone.  

 

"The Show Goes On" Festival is sponsored by the American Embassy in Cairo and dedicated to developing and producing new works featuring women's voices. The Festival also feautred "Untangled" and "45".

 

 

Watch our profile video from EgyptToday.com

MEET THE CAST AND DIRECTORS...

Mlsp turns 3

Mother Line's Birthday Fundraiser

storytellers


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7pm Cocktails and Music

8pm Performance

9pm Dancing and Cake

Event Organized by Lauren Nordvig

Event Managed by Claire Kennedy

Performance Directed by Eliza Simpson

Stage Management by Danielle Ranno

Lighting Design by Zach Pizza

Town Stages

221 West Broadway

New York New York 10013

www.townstages.com

 
 MOTHER LINE IN FULL EFFECT! Announcing our badass cast for our fundraiser birthday party going down September 12!!! ✨ Lauren Nordvig Dea Julien Lindsley Howard Lillith Fallon Chris Martinez Catherine Giddings Cristina Pitter Julia Anrather Alisha Giampola Mary Aranvanis Evangeline Johns Lilli Stein Eliza Simpson Monica Jones Jessica Caron Cameran Hebb Marlowe Holden ✨ You DO NOT want to miss this party. I mean, look at these talented folks! Check out our link in the bio or www.motherlinestoryproject.com to buy tickets or donate for our 2019 International Mother Line Season ! ✨ #motherline #motherstories #internationalstorytelling #amplifyingwomensvoices #storytelling #maternalancestors #theatre #townstages #nyc Cast Photo 📸by @janrather seen in the second picture.

MOTHER LINE IN FULL EFFECT! Announcing our badass cast for our fundraiser birthday party going down September 12!!! ✨ Lauren Nordvig Dea Julien Lindsley Howard Lillith Fallon Chris Martinez Catherine Giddings Cristina Pitter Julia Anrather Alisha Giampola Mary Aranvanis Evangeline Johns Lilli Stein Eliza Simpson Monica Jones Jessica Caron Cameran Hebb Marlowe Holden ✨ You DO NOT want to miss this party. I mean, look at these talented folks! Check out our link in the bio or www.motherlinestoryproject.com to buy tickets or donate for our 2019 International Mother Line Season ! ✨ #motherline #motherstories #internationalstorytelling #amplifyingwomensvoices #storytelling #maternalancestors #theatre #townstages #nyc Cast Photo 📸by @janrather seen in the second picture.

Mother Line is planning to take on the world in 2019. So, we decided to throw a party to celebrate our community, honor where we came from, and get ready for what's next.

Please join us at beautiful Town Stages as we amplify women's voices, look to the future, and eat cake! Festive Attire Please.

Thank you to …

Little Gem - Food Trends  for their delicious catering - Lumitory - Anne Sumers - ML Alums - Our Volunteers - VLA - Richard Anderson - A.R.T/NY - Pels Pies - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - New Georges - Will O'Hare Photography - Claire Kennedy - The Salt Cracker Crazies - - Backstage Botanicals - World Famous Hot Sauce - Ryan George - Zach Pizza -Danielle our Stg Mgr - Guy Veryzer - Pam Bradley - Athena Malloy - Lindsley Howard and Uptown Pilates - Sharone Halevy - Carol Julien - Our Board Leonore, Laura, Bob - Lisa Levart - My neighbors in Greenpoint for their cardboard boxes - Our Cast - Our Moms

MATRONS OF HONOR

  • Anne Sumers

  • Elliot Sumers

  • Laura Delano & Bob Celli

  • Daniel Delano

  • Karen Tarapata

  • Robin Sokoloff & Chie Morita

MATRONS OF THE ARTS

  • Kristi Zea

  • Nandita Shenoy

  • Peggy DiPaoloAndres

  • Michael Keller

  • Bradley Cherna

  • Katherine J Scoville

  • Anna Kramer

  • Richard Andersen

  • Hank Lin

  • Alice Kaltman

  • Bethany Wall

  • Kelli oHara

  • Chris Swindell

  • Marshall Jones

  • Diana Eglin

  • Deborah Hedwall

  • Celeste Simone

  • Andrea Caban

  • Jane Fujita

  • Linda Cremin

  • Barbara D'Ambrose

  • Susan Hirschman

  • Estefania Fadul

  • Matthew Jeffers

  • Daniela Hart

  • Carol Ostrow

Tickets

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Artist/Workshop Alum/Student

$25

Your ticket includes full access to all fundraiser events including photo booth, dance party, cash bar, standing room for the ML performance, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert.

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Matron of the Arts

$100

Your ticket includes reserved table seating for the ML performance, VIP drink tickets, hors d'oeuvres and dessert, VIP swag bag, and full access to all fundraiser events including photo booth and dance party. Plus, you will be officially inducted into our ML "Matron of the Arts" Program!

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General Admission

$50 or two for $80

use code: motherline

Your ticket includes reserved seating for the ML performance, hors d'oeuvres and dessert, Birthday Surprise Box, and full access to all fundraiser events including photo booth, dance party, and cash bar.

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Are you a VIP?

$500

Your table includes 6 Matron of the Arts tickets, reserved table seating for the ML performance, unlimited drink tickets, hors d'oeuvres and dessert, swag bag, and full access to all fundraiser events including photo booth and dance party. Plus, you will be officially inducted into our ML "Matron of the Arts" Program!