Produced by Theatre503
It’s election night 2016. An entire country holds its breath. Except for Vera, who has to focus on breathing. That’s what everyone keeps telling her: breathe, breathe, breathe. She’s in the hospital, giving birth to a baby boy – and she has no idea that America just lost its mind.
Over the course of one seemingly unending year, tensions mount between Vera and her second-wave feminist mother, she struggles to connect physically with her husband, and her friendship with her Syrian-American best friend Amira falters. In this surreal and fragmented play mimicking the experience of sleep-deprived new parents, the personal and the political spheres collide to push Vera to the point of exhaustion. Raising a magnifying glass to the experience of being a new mother under Trump, Milk and Gall explores the terror of the mundane. While everyone else is out marching, Vera’s at home stuck to a breast pump.
2018 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award finalist Mathilde Dratwa holds up a microscope to the experience of being a new mother under Trump.
Originally from Belgium, Mathilde lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Her plays, which include Milk and Gall, Dirty Laundry and A Play about David Mamet Writing a Play about Harvey Weinstein, have been developed and/or presented by the Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, Rattlestick, LAByrinth Theater Company, the Great Plains Theater Conference, the Playwrights' Center, and in London at the Young Vic.
Mathilde is a member of Dorset Theater Festival's Women Artists Writing Group, a member of the Orchard Project's Greenhouse and a two-time Pulitzer Center grant recipient. Recently, she was a Dramatist Guild Foundation Playwriting Fellow, a member of New York Foundation for the Arts' Immigrant Artist Program and a co-leader of the FilmShop collective. A seasoned educator, Mathilde is a Master Teaching Artist for the New Victory and Roundabout Theatre Company. She is also the co-founder of Moms-in-Film, which, among other things, provided free childcare to filmmaker-parents at SXSW and Sundance. She is a graduate of Cambridge University and Drama Centre London.
|Wednesday 14 October||Wed 14 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Thursday 15 October||Thu 15 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Friday 16 October||Fri 16 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Saturday 17 October||Sat 17 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Monday 19 October||Mon 19 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Tuesday 20 October||Tue 20 Oct||19:30||Sold Out|
|Wednesday 21 October||Wed 21 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Thursday 22 October||Thu 22 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Friday 23 October||Fri 23 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Saturday 24 October||Sat 24 Oct||15:00||Book Now|
|Saturday 24 October||Sat 24 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Tuesday 27 October||Tue 27 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Wednesday 28 October||Wed 28 Oct||12:00||Book Now|
|Wednesday 28 October||Wed 28 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Thursday 29 October||Thu 29 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Friday 30 October||Fri 30 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Saturday 31 October||Sat 31 Oct||15:00||Book Now|
|Saturday 31 October||Sat 31 Oct||19:30||Book Now|
|Tuesday 3 November||Tue 3 Nov||19:30||Book Now|
|Wednesday 4 November||Wed 4 Nov||15:00||Book Now|
|Wednesday 4 November||Wed 4 Nov||19:30||Book Now|
|Thursday 5 November||Thu 5 Nov||19:30||Book Now|
|Friday 6 November||Fri 6 Nov||19:30||Book Now|
|Saturday 7 November||Sat 7 Nov||15:00||Book Now|
|Saturday 7 November||Sat 7 Nov||19:30||Book Now|
There are currently no news articles for this show!