The Carnegie Celebrates Motherhood with 2017-18 Season Finale MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD

TC_Motherhood Out Loud logoPlaying Weekends April 14-29, 2018

(COVINGTON, KY) – Motherhood is a rewarding journey with ups, downs, humor, and touching moments along the way. The Carnegie is closing out the 2017-18 season with MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD, an insightful and funny take on motherhood of all forms, running weekends April 14-29, 2018.

Written by an impressive roster of contemporary American playwrights including Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley (CRIMES OF THE HEART, MISS FIRECRACKER) and Cincinnati-area native Theresa Rebeck (BAD DATES, NBC’s television show, SMASH), the show tells the familiar stories of parenthood with plenty of laughter and tears. With stories from moms, stepmoms, mothers-in-law, and dads who act as moms, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD shatters the traditional notions about parenthood and celebrates the truths that unite generations.

“The first time I read the script I knew it would be something our audiences would enjoy. I literally laughed so hard I nearly fell out of my office chair,” said Maggie Perrino, Theatre Director at The Carnegie. “But now that we’ve found our cast, the poignant moments really pop too. It is a wonderful celebration of the stories we tell about our children and parents.”

Performances of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD run weekends April 14-29, 2018, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm. Tickets are $26, $23 for Carnegie Members and Enjoy the Arts Members, $19 for students. Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm, in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940, or online at Patrons seeking group or student tickets should call to make arrangements.

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. 

The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from ArtsWave, Cincinnati Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation.


Erin Carr
Liz Carman
Martha Slater
Nazanin Khodadad
DeAndre Smith

Production Team:
Director – Jodie Meyn
Scenic Designer – Jenny Ustick
Costume Designer – Josh Newman
Stage Manager – Mackenzie Boyd
Lighting Designer – Nick Smith

Select Bios:

Jenny Roesel Ustick – Scenic Designer
Jenny Roesel Ustick is a multi-media artist and is Assistant Professor of Practice and Foundations Coordinator in the School of Art, DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. In addition to maintaining a studio practice in drawing, Ustick has an extensive record or large public murals in Cincinnati (with ArtWorks Cincinnati). She completed a mural artist residency at Proyecto ‘ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2017, and will travel to Graniti, Sicily to complete a mural residency in 2018. She is also a member of multiple collaborative groups that have exhibited nationally and internationally since 2006.

Martha Slater
Martha Slater was last seen at the Carnegie in 2014, as Mrs. Chauvenet in HARVEY. Recent credits include Veronica in GOD OF CARNAGE, and Dora in EQUUS at the Warsaw, and Sister Aloysius in DOUBT at the Covedale. Martha also teaches K-3 Drama at SCPA, where working with 400 5-9 year olds each week gives her lots to draw on for MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD- but her biggest and best preparation is being the mom of her daughters Clarke, Hannah and Emily.

Erin Carr
Erin Carr is currently working as a professional actor, physical theatre creator & theatre activist out of Cincinnati, OH. She is a graduate from NYU-Tisch and along with performing and collaborating, Erin works as a teaching artist, director of educational theatre, and advanced physical theatre practitioner throughout the Cincinnati community as well as around the U.S. In addition, she is the Co-Artistic Director of the feminist-centric theatre company, ReVamp Collective, based in Philadelphia, PA, as well as the Co-Founder of Solasta Theatre Lab in Cincinnati, OH.

Liz Carman
Liz Carman makes her Carnegie debut with MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD; she has been seen locally at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati in various Second Stage and Serials! performances, and she directed IF A TREE FALLS for the 2018 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.  A graduate of Miami University, Liz works in theatrical administration at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and the Know Theatre.

Jodie Meyn – Director
Jodie Meyn is thrilled to be back at the Carnegie after directing last year’s colorful production of DISENCHANTED. Previously, she was seen on The Carnegie stage in THE UNDERPANTS.  She is a graduate of the Second City of Chicago Conservatory, a proud graduate of NKU’s department of theater and dance and a former intern at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati where she was seen in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, THE FROG PRINCESS and SLEEPING BEAUTY.  She has taught and directed throughout the diocese of Covington for the last ten years. She has otherwise been appreciating motherhood, having had her third child last year.

DeAndré Smith
DeAndré Smith is delighted to be back at the Carnegie after appearing earlier this season in THE FULL MONTY. He has performed on stages nationally and internationally, performing with companies based in Montana, Ohio, and Virginia. His favorite credits include: I HAVE A DREAM: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, BIG RIVER, BAT BOY THE MUSICAL, RENT, A WRINKLE IN TIME, and JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA.

Nazanin Khodadad
Endlessly curious with a wicked sense of humor, Nazanin Khodadad is honored to be included in this performance of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD at The Carnegie.  A writer and designer with an intense love for collaborating with others, Nazanin is constantly seeking to learn something new about the people and places around her and to never forget to stop dreaming.


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