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The Good Adoptee, A Benefit for You Gotta Believe

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Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios

244 West 54th Street

12th Floor

New York, NY 10019

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Can you imagine not knowing your own identity?

The Good Adoptee is the riveting and outrageous true story of award-winning playwright Suzanne Bachner’s search for the truth of her origins and her birth parents as she confronts the uncooperative and often arrogant bureaucracy that guards New York State's sealed records. Once she opens Pandora’s Box, can she find a way to integrate her dual identities and still remain "the Good Adoptee"? The show has won awards for Best Autobiographical Script for Suzanne and Best Actress for star Anna Bridgforth when it premiered in the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. The Good Adoptee was also named a Best Play by Indie Theater Now and included in ITN’s Plays and Playwrights 2017 anthology. The show has toured to the London Fringe and all over the U.S. including presentations for Adoption Network Cleveland, Concerned United Birthparents (FL), Calo Programs (MO), The Lara Touch Studio (NYC), Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York (AFFCNY), Adoption Knowledge Affiliates (Austin, TX) and as the Keynote Presenter for Indiana Adoptee Network’s 2nd Annual Conference. The Good Adoptee raised funds and awareness for Origins Canada, Access Massachusetts and completed a 7-week 9-city Connecticut tour and a 4-show NYC benefit to support the vital legislative efforts of Access Connecticut.
Learn more at TheGoodAdoptee.com

All proceeds from these performances will go to benefit:

You Gotta Believe

Founded in 1995, You Gotta Believe exists to prevent homelessness in former foster youth by connecting them to permanent, loving families. The organization's sole purpose is to find families, prepare them for parenting older youth who have experienced trauma, and support them to ensure the families achieve enduring relationships.
Learn more at YouGottaBelieve.org

Raves for The Good Adoptee

“Brava to Suzanne Bachner and The Good Adoptee. Incredible Writing and Performance! A powerful show that the entire world needs to see!”
- Suz Bednarz, writingmywrongs.com

Yow! It is utterly true, funny, sharp, smart, fearless, sad and crazy funny at the same time. The funny parts are amusing only because they reflect the absurdity of what adopted people go through to find out who they are, or more correctly what their original identity is. The script is powerful and Ms. Bridgforth gives a helluva performance.”
- Lorraine Dusky, Acclaimed Author, First Mother Forum

"The Good Adoptee made me laugh and cry. It spoke to my heart. What a powerful piece of work -- the script is tight and packed with emotion, the performance is brilliant and spot on. Perfection!"
- Betsie Norris, Executive Director, Adoption Network Cleveland

The Good Adoptee is everything you want a solo show to be: well-crafted, lovingly performed and thoroughly entertaining. Anna Bridgforth brings to sparkling life Suzanne Bachner's true tale of her search for identity and existence. It's a story that's touching, maddening, funny, poignant, poetic and deeply personal."
- Leslie Dileo, Hi! Drama

“Anna Bridgforth, an actor of enormous intelligence and warmth and intensity, brings Suzanne's own journey to life with energy, vivacity, and empathy...An exciting story that ultimately empowers an audience to set forth on further explorations of every corner of the human experience. Which is, I think, a grand mission indeed."
- Martin Denton, NYTheater Now

“The story is moving and compelling and keeps us interested to the end. With a rich, intelligent script and a sensitive, spirited performance by Anna Bridgforth.”
- Bob Criso, Hi! Drama

"Brilliant…an emotional roller coaster ultimately building toward a very poignant climax.”
- Anthony J. Piccione, On Stage Blog

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Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios

244 West 54th Street

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New York, NY 10019

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