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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.

Moderator

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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Participants

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
Director

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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