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BUMP: The Magic, Mystery, and Mechanics of Pregnancy

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the surface, BUMP is a funny and moving meditation on the magic, mystery, and mechanics of pregnancy. But underneath are the growing seeds of anxiety all women face, in varying degrees, during the nine-month transition to motherhood. Come see this innovative new play by Chiara Atik, directed by Claudia Weil, then join us for a talkback after the show with some of its creators and with Dr. Catherine Birndorf, Founding Director of The Motherhood Center.

This program is co-presented with the Ensemble Studio Theatre and supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of its Public Understanding of Science and Technology Program.


Lynn SherrBroadcast Journalist, Author

Award-winning broadcaster and author Lynn Sherr spent more than thirty years with ABC News, covering a wide range of stories—from women’s issues and social change to investigative reports, politics and the space program—at 20/20 and World News.

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Catherine BirndorfMaternal Psychiatrist

Catherine Birndorf, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology and Founding Director of the Payne Whitney Women’s Program, is Co-Founder of The Motherhood Center. The Motherhood Center provides supportive services for new and expecting moms.

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Linsay Firman

Linsay Firman is Director of Play Development at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Associate Director of the EST/Sloan Project. At EST she has directed the World Premiere of Lucas Hnath’s Isaac’s Eye and the NY Premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51.

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Ana NogueiraActor, Writer

Ana Nogueira is an actor, playwright and screenwriter who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her Off-Broadway appearances include: Engagements, Mala Hierba (Second Stage Uptown), and Knives and Other Sharp Objects (The Public).

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