MOM BABY GOD
Take a cupcake, put on a name tag, and prepare to be thrown into the world of the Christian Right, where sexual purity workshops and anti-abortion rallies are sandwiched between karaoke sing-alongs, Christian EDM raves and pro-life slumber parties. An immersive dark comedy about sex, gender, and coming-of-age in the Christian Right, written and performed by Joey Rose.
It’s 2012 and the anti-abortion movement has a new sense of urgency. Teens 4 Life is video-blogging live from the Students for Life of America Conference, and right-wing teenagers are vying for popularity while preparing for political battle. Our tour guide is fourteen-year-old Destinee Grace Ramsey, ascending to prominence as the new It-Girl of the Christian Right while struggling to contain her crush on John Paul, a flirtatious Christian boy with blossoming Youtube stardom and a purity ring.
MOM BABY GOD has toured nationally to sold-out houses, was Best of Theater 2018 in the Washington Post and was the subject of a national right-wing smear campaign. Re-developed and workshopped for the current political moment, MOM BABY GOD takes us inside the right-wing’s youth training ground at a more urgent time than ever.
Joey Rose (they/them/theirs) is an actor, musician, and writer based in New York City. They graduated from Hampshire College, where MOM BABY GOD was first developed as their Division III thesis. Rose’s work has been seen onstage at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and many more. www.joeymrose.com
“Funny, sharp satire. Rose’s sharp writing and indelible charisma makes Mom Baby God a necessary show for our times." — WASHINGTON CITY PAPER
DC METRO THEATER ARTS: Outstanding Performance in a Professional Production:
“…as playful as it is powerful. Its form is delightfully comedic and dramatic, and Rose’s versatile portrayal of Destinee and the other characters she meets is enthralling. A profound fusion of personal politics and compelling performance.” —DC Metro Theater Arts
"It’s an impressive performance: Rose smoothly takes on everything from the light Texan twang of a rival to the posh Brit accents of guest speakers and the swaggering-bashful patter of the handsome young frontman for an outfit called Praise Cr3w. It’s sure to surface again." — The Washington Post (Critics Pick, Best of Theater 2018)"the funniest thing I've seen onstage this year." -- Baltimore City Paper #GETTOTHESHEA