Birth Mother for Gay Dads Will Share Her Story

Mariah MacCarthy, who unexpectedly became pregnant and chose to give her child to a gay couple, debuts her new solo show Baby Mama in NYC.

BY Brandon Voss

August 12 2014 12:54 PM ET

Mariah MacCarthy

A surprise pregnancy becomes a special gift for two gay men in Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give a Child to Gay People, Mariah MacCarthy's solo show about becoming a birth mother.

Baby Mama will have its world premiere August 18 for one night only at New York City's Dixon Place with hopes of a longer run in the future.

The show "tracks one birth mother's true adoption journey, from conception to placement with the gay couple of her dreams — while still living her life, dating, and attending the occasional orgy," according to press notes about the production. "From adoption agencies to (ahem) discharge, from burlesque to good-byes, this up-close-and-personal night of storytelling is everything about those ten months you ever wanted to know (and probably plenty that you didn't). Bring hankies."

MacCarthy, a rapper, storyteller, and burlesque artist, is executive artistic director of Caps Lock Theatre and associate artistic director of The Brick. Her playwriting credits include LGBT-inclusive works such as The All-American Genderf*ck CabaretThe Foreplay Play, and Magic Trick.

For more information on Baby Mama visit DixonPlace.org.

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