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SEX IN MOMMYVILLE A New Comedy by Anna Fishbeyn

July 27-31, 2011- Three PerformancesWednesday, July 27 @ 9pmFriday, July 29 @ 9pmSunday, July 31 @ 3pm

Manhattan Repertory Theatre
303 West 42nd Street, Third Floor
New York, NY  10036

For more information on the festival, visit www.ManhattanRep.com

For more information on the show, visit www.SexInMommyville.om

Tickets – $20 / for tickets call 646-329-6588

(New York – June 22, 2011) – The Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents Sex in Mommyville, a new comedy by Anna Fishbeyn.  The cast of six includes Anna Fishbeyn, Felicia Masia , Frank Trezza, Kelly Calabrese, Peter Quinones, Angie Shultz.  Sex in Mommyville will play at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 West 42nd Street, 3rd Floor, NYC, 10036 for three performances from July 27-31, 2011.

In the new comedy-drama, Sex in Mommyville, a guilt-ridden, health-conscious, sex-starved Manhattan mom battles her blackberry-hijacked Wall-Street-lawyer husband, Zeus.  Add to this backdrop failed sex attempts, ingenious children, over-eager Russian parents who refuse to leave, encounters with moms baring their lives on talk shows and a flock of MILFs. The result is a fearless portrayal of modern motherhood and devastating commentary on the state of feminism today.

“I realized very quickly after I gave birth to my second child that I was not alone in my struggles to juggle a career and two children,” stated playwright Anna Fishbeyn. “ Mothers everywhere I met struggled to achieve respect within their marriages and at work, while fashioning new identities for themselves. I felt inspired to use humor to give voice to these extraordinary women, and speak out on their behalf.”

Sex in Mommyville is presented by the Manhattan Repertory Theatre Summerfest 2011.  Assistant Director, Molly Ballerstein; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

Sex in Mommyville plays for three performances on the following schedule: Wednesday, July 27 @ 9pm; Friday, July 29 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 31 @ 3pm.

Anna Fishbeyn is a playwright and performer. Her one-woman solo show, Sex in Mommyville, played at the Flea Theater in August 2010. The show received rave reviews from critics and parents alike.  Stewart Lewis of WCBS radio called Fishbeyn a “comic genius,” and described the show as a poignant critique of our society’s treatment of women.  Mothers have called the show “The Vagina Monologues for MOMS” and “chicken soup for marriages.”  The show has been featured at the famed La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, Stuyvesant Town, the JCC, and played at the Museum of Motherhood Conference, sponsored by Mamapalooza.  Ms. Fishbeyn has transformed the solo show into an ensemble piece for its premiere at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in July 2011.

Ms. Fishbeyn holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, an MFA in Fiction from New School University, and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Ms. Fishbeyn’s articles, such as, “Wall Street Makeover,” “The Silence of Jane Eyre,” and “The Miniskirt Dilemma,” examine the media-engendered pressures and socially acceptable double-standards affecting women and mothers today. Her novel-in-progress, The Matrimonial Flirtations of Emma Kaulfield, depicts a woman grappling with feminism, love and a splintered identity.

The run time for Sex in Mommyville is 90 minutes with no intermission

Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 646-329-6588.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. (at 8th Ave.) on the Third Floor.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, MRT has produced over 600 plays and worked with over 4000 theatre artists.  MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.

Subsequently, Anna will be bringing her talents to the Museum Of Motherhood, opening in Manhattan on Sept. 1st. Check back to see MOM’s growing schedule of events.

Press nights are for all performances.  Artwork and photos are available at www.offoffpr.com/mommyville.html

Mama Expo ~ MAMAPALOOZA Rocks The World! The premier international organization for Women in the Arts…who are raising children as well!

Mama Expo ~ MAMAPALOOZA Rocks The World!

The premier international organization for Women in the Arts…who are raising children as well!

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WHAT: Presenting Multiple Platforms for women, mothers and families to gather, including Mamapalooza Stages, Academic & Arts Conference, Evening Performances, Concerts FREE Family Festivals.

WHEN: May 20-25th 2011

WHERE: Performance & Presentation venues in Mom Entertainment & Education across New York City, including Soter-Lee Blackbox Theater, Arlene’s Grocery, The Delancy, Bar East, The Drilling Company, Marymount Manhattan College (open to the public) and Riverside Park South. Details: http://www.MamaExpo.com

WHO: Presented by Mamapalooza, http://www.mamapalooza.com home of the Mom Music, Arts and Culture

Movement. In partnership with Motherhood Foundation, non-profit M.O.M. (Museum Of Motherhood) & New York Parks Department with performances, informational sessions, advocacy, activism and education happen across the world with performances by thousands. Organized by NOW-NYC’s Susan B Anthony award-winning, Joy Rose, MediaMom™ & MAMAPALOOZA Founder, Lynn Kuechle, MotherMonolgues.org & Team Mama.

FEATURING: Music stages, Poetry Readings, Film Screenings, Theatrical Presentations, Comedy, & Burlesque as well as live Performances by Funniest Mom In America finalists and artists, academic presentations and dissertations, bloggers, activists and business women from around the world, including timely discussions and presentations on ‘The Motherhood Movement’; Marymount Manhattan College (open to the public)

WHY: MAMAPALOOZA is an exciting opportunity with artists, educators, mothers, FEMpreneurs & families to:

– foster personal and professional advancement;  – be beneficial to mothers seeking community;

FAMILY EVENTS: Sunday, May 22nd New York City (City of New York Parks & Recreation) Summer on the Hudson @ Riverside Park South presents the 8th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza. Pre-event Walkathon at 11AM, free. Noon to 5pm: featuring Tot Rock with renowned Mom Bands, Swingset Mamas, Anna Banana Band, Parent’s With Angst, Bilingual Birdies, Moey’s Music Party, Jane Getter, and more, including vendors & crafts, food, sampling, drinks, giveaways and family fare. Riverside Park South – Pier I @ 68th Street and the Hudson River. Bring your good vibes and your pocketbook to shop!

CONFERENCE: May 23-25th Marymount Manhattan College 221 East 71st St. New York City: The Vulnerable Mother, with keynotes by Carol Evans, Working Mother Magazine, Dr. Phyllis Chesler, Feminist and author of 13 plus books, Laura Tropp, Mother Studies, MMC and featuring the voices of The 21st Century Motherhood Movement, with presentations, discussions, film screenings and workshops. Open to all. www.MotherStudies.org

ADDITIONAL EVENTS: Friday, May 20th – MOMEDY™ Comedy; Soter-Lee Blackbox Theater 236 West 78th 2nd fl. 8PM, l Saturday, May 21st – Family Bands & Singer/Songwriter Showcase; Arlene’s Grocery 95 Stanton St. 2-6PM, hosted by *REW l Saturday, May 21st – Hot Mama Burlesque; The Delancy. 168 Delancy St 7:30PM, hosted Raven Snook l Monday, May 23rd – MOM FUN-raiser; Bar East 1733 1st Ave@90th St 7-10PM, hosted by Carol Lester l Tuesday May 24th – She’s History w/Amy Simon and Fear & Desire with Alana Ruben Free; The Drilling Company 236 W. 78th; Wine & Cheese 6 PM, Performances 7-9:30.


MAMA Expo & Conference NYC 2011 Features 100+ Presenters & Performers and YOU


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Annual Conference in New York City focuses on Mother-issues

Announcing MamaExpo 2011 with M.O.M. Conference, NYC May 21-25


The Mamapalooza Festival will commence it’s TENTH year of presentations in New York City this May, 2011. The outdoor festival, which is part of New York Park’s Dept. Summer On The Hudson Program is a day of family-focused entertainment with exhibitors, sampling and shopping.

Additional events throughout the city focus on comedy, burlesque, singer/songwriter events and the 5th Annual M.O.M. Conference as part of the Museum Of Motherhood and MAMA Expo, to be held at Marymount Manhattan College, May 22-25th.

The conference highlights both academic, popular and artistic fare and is open to the public.