Greenfield, MA — The LAVA Center is proud to present theatrical readings of an original play, Every Moment of Every Day, as part of its Social Justice in the Arts and Media series.
Stories of women who relinquished their babies to adoption weave together to illuminate this landscape of loss, endurance and courage from the point of view of the birth mothers. Six stories are drawn from and represent the two dozen interviews conducted by playwright Lindy Whiton.
Every Moment of Every Day is performed by Amanda Bowman, Cynthia Fritz, Emily Gopen, Penney Hulten, Kaia Jackson, Patricia Williams and EJ Worth. Script Team: Cynthia Fritz, Jan Maher, Annie Quest and Lindy Whiton. Directed by Lindy Whiton. Graphics by EJ Worth.
Lindy Whiton is an original mother who relinquished her daughter in 1972. For most of her professional life she has worked to help others find voice through reading, writing and building community. In 2015 she joined a community of original mothers and interviewed them about their experiences, encouraging voice in this disempowered group.
The play performances will be available both in-person and online. Reserve tickets for a donation of your choice ($5-$10 suggested; $1 minimum). Seating will be limited. Everyone who comes into The LAVA Center to see a play or presentation must show proof of Covid vaccination upon entry. Click here to reserve your space—> https://thelavacenter.eventbrite.com
WHAT: Every Moment of Every Day by Lindy Whiton, part of LAVA’s Social Justice in the Arts and Media series
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 26, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, Apr. 2, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; also available online on-demand
WHERE: The LAVA Center, 324 Main St., Greenfield; also available online
CONTACT: email@example.com or 413-376-8118
Major funding provided by the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice and the Greenfield Cultural Council, with additional support from the Cultural Councils of Deerfield, Montague, Shelburne and Bernardston. All cultural councils are local agencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
The LAVA Center is a community arts space in Greenfield, MA whose mission is to create opportunities and build inclusive community in and through the arts and humanities. We are focused on making The LAVA Center a space where all artists, including marginalized communities and individuals, can have their voices heard. The LAVA Center is located at 324 Main St., in downtown Greenfield, MA. It is run by Local Access to Valley Arts, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. https://localaccess.org