Julie, a Kansas City native and mother of five, entered motherhood with a degree in Human Biology she used to make her own humans. To cope, she started a mom blog that was soon picked up by the Lawrence Journal-World as a weekly humor column. Within three years, though, she no longer felt 500 words each week sufficiently expressed the stories that made up her days a mom and partnered with former college roomie to write an entire musical about the experience. Julie lives in Lawrence, KS where she is a freelance writer and pianist. (Learn more about Julie in her interview with Theater in the Now)
Sara, a mother of two, grew up in Ponca City, Oklahoma (an actual place on the map). After graduating from the University of Kansas, Sara earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. While in Chicago, she studied improvisation at both the Annoyance Theater and The Second City. There, she seasoned her funny bone and honed her music writing skills as the former front woman of the funk-blues band, Chubby Nothin’ and the Bone. Sara lives in Wilmette, IL and practices physical therapy by day and sings to her children by night like Mary Freaking Poppins. (Learn more about Sara in her interview with Theater in the Now)
Heidi is an actor, creator, and producer of contemporary experimental live theatre. She is the founder of Fishtank Theatre, Inc, a stalwart in the Kansas City arts community, which has been nurturing local artists and entrepreneurship in the arts since 2009. In 2019, Heidi opened The Black Box, an ever-evolving stage in Kansas City's West Bottoms. She leads with experience, wit and creativity both within the theater and in her favorite role: as a mother of three. (Learn more about Heidi in her interview with VoyageKC)
They say it takes a village…
MFH Productions, LLC is grateful for everyone who has been a part of this process over the years and extends special thanks to Ric Averill, Elizabeth Sullivan, the Lawrence Arts Center team, Walter Stearns, Eugene Dizon, the entire Mercury Theater Chicago team, Sharon Fallon, Brenda Didier, Dana Anderson, Michael and Lainie Thies for your kindness and support in bringing MotherFreakingHood! to the Lawrence and Chicago stages in 2023.
And with the fullest hearts MFH Productions, LLC extends eternal thanks to Mary, Carol, and Babs for showing us how it’s done.