Performing Motherhood: “Overactive Letdown” by Gina Montet

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Center For Performing Arts

3754 Pleasant Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55409

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Performing Motherhood: Confronting toxic myths and post-postpartum mental health with humor and truth-telling.

An evening of performance and discussion,
featuring the the world premiere of playwright Gina Montet’s script, “Overactive Letdown

cfpa is delighted to host a workshop and performance of Gina Montet’s ground-breaking script, “Overactive Letdown.” Montet, director Jennie Ward, and a professional cast of actors will assemble for a brief workshop, diving deep into the play’s fantastical structure and authentic storytelling of two critical human experiences: becoming a parent and living with mental illness. On Saturday, March 16th, at 7 pm, the artists will present a public reading of the script. This reading will be deepened by the workshop process, where the playwright, director, and actors will investigate creative choices that can open up the story to audiences from a broad range of cultural backgrounds and experiences. A professional mental health provider will guide the audience and artists through a conversation about our own experiences of parenthood/being parented, and the realities of living (and parenting) with mental illness. These multiple paths into the story support both artists and audiences who seek broad representation and deepened experience in art works and in their daily lives.

A graduate of the University of Miami, Gina Montet has been active in South Florida theater for almost twenty years as a writer, director and actor. Gina began her career as a playwright in 1998 with her musical, “Little Fire,” at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, where she continued to write and direct for eight seasons. Among her many successful works are her environmental education and literacy incentive plays for young audiences, which have been touring Florida since 2000 and continue to entertain and educate tens of thousands of Florida students each year. Recently, Gina was a featured playwright in the Florida Atlantic University Theatre Lab New Play Festival and is currently a resident of the Miami Dade Department Cultural Affairs Playwright Development Program. An experienced educator, Gina shares her talents with several schools and theaters in Miami where she teaches Theatre Arts and Film Production.

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