Mariah MacCarthy’s BABY MAMA at Cincinnati Fringe Festival


as part of the 13th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival
May 31 – June 11, 2016

“Hilarious, gross, heartbreaking, courageous.” -Upworthy

CFF_Baby Mama promo

Caps Lock Theatre presents Mariah MacCarthy’s BABY MAMA: ONE WOMAN’S QUEST TO GIVE HER CHILD TO GAY PEOPLE

Written and performed by Mariah MacCarthy.
Directed by Sara Lyons.

Over-the-Rhine Community Church 1310 Race St Cincinnati, OH 45202


  • Thursday, June 2, 8:15pm
  • Friday, June 3, 6:30pm
  • Sunday, June 5, 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 8, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, June 11, 7:20pm

Tickets & Passes:

Websites/Twitter: @MariahMacCarthy @CapsLockTheatre

Baby Mama 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. From adoption agencies to vaginal 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.

About Mariah MacCarthy
“Sweet and boisterous…an adventure and an event…and a lot of fun, too.” -The New York Times on MacCarthy’s Mrs. Mayfield’s Fifth-Grade Class of ’93 20-Year Reunion

Mariah MacCarthy’s work has been developed and presented at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rattlestick, Primary Stages, Culture Project, New Dramatists, La MaMa, HERE, Dixon Place, The Brick, Atlantic Stage 2, Fringe NYC, various New York apartments, all over the country, and Paris. Indie Theater Hall of Fame, Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences, two New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations, 20 Looking Glass Forum Awards, FringeNYC “Outstanding Performance,” nominee for the prestigious Playwright of New York fellowship, and Kate Bornstein once called her “f***ing brilliant.” Executive Artistic Director of Caps Lock Theatre, Associate Artistic Directorat-Large of The Brick, and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Obie award-winning Youngblood.

About Sara Lyons:
Sara Lyons is a Brooklyn-based theatre artist. As a director, recent projects include Kirya Traber’s Overheard (Dixon Place, BAAD, others), Pilot’s Wings (Fordham U), Life After (HERE Arts Center), The Garden Party (Organs of State), and more with Culture Project, EST, Cherry Lane, Primary Stages, The Lark, BAX, Ars Nova, and more in NYC and around the country. She has performed original work at LaMaMa, PS 122, and with Organs of State. As a teaching artist with Opening Act, she devises new work with NYC high schoolers and has previously worked with students of all ages across the five boroughs as well as in South Africa, Mexico. Alum, EMERGENYC at NYU’s Hemispheric Institute, DirectorsLabChicago, UWisconsinMadison. MFA Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. Say hi at!

About Caps Lock Theatre:
Caps Lock Theatre does funny, ugly, human plays. We like plays where people are at both their worst and their best; where people screw each other—or themselves—over, and have to find a way to deal with it; where people’s hearts hurt, or open, or blossom. We also believe in fun. Our plays will probably make you laugh. Probably more than once. And, we believe in creating art by whatever means necessary. If we are fortunate enough to piece together enough resources for lavish sets and fabulous special effects, awesome. If (more likely) we have to make work on a shoestring budget, on-the-fly, in an unconventional location, then we’ll do that and still knock your socks off.

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