The moms at Mommy-Baby Meetup are used to competing — whoever's the most devoted to her family, has the best-behaved child, and the most satisfied husband wins. But as the chaos of the outside world encroaches on their turf, passive-aggression falls by the wayside, and each mom will have to decide just how much she loves her child.

September 13 - October 12, 2019
at The Duke on 42nd Street
229 W. 42nd Street

In conjunction with the production of Mothers, we'll be piloting our Radical Parent-Inclusion Project (RPI) in cooperation with the Parent Artists Advocacy League (PAAL), a series of initiatives that aim to confront the challenges of working parents in theater.


Anna Moench is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays include Man of God (East West Players 2019, InterAct 2020), Birds of North America (BETC 2017, ThrownStone 2019), and Sin Eaters. She has received fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Van Lier Foundation, and her awards include the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center, Boulder Ensemble Theater Company’s 2017 Generations Award, and East West Players’ 2042: See Change Award. She is an alum of UCSD’s Playwriting MFA program, the Emerging Writers Group at The Public, Youngblood at EST, and the Jam at New Georges. Anna is currently adapting a book to the screen for Universal and Michael DeLuca Productions.


Robert Ross Parker is co-artistic director of the Obie winning Vampire Cowboys. He has directed all of their productions including Soul Samurai, Alice in Slasherland, Fight Girl/Battle World, and The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G. Other credits include Vietgone (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Disgraced (Mirvish/Citadel/Hope and Hell), Fast Company (Ensemble Studio Theatre, where Robert is a member), Branched (InViolet), How to be a New Yorker (CRC productions), She Kills Monsters (The Flea), Goodbye Cruel World (Roundtable Ensemble), and Hamlet (solo) (Hope and Hell) which has toured for ten years playing in the US, Canada and the UK. Upcoming projects include Vampire Cowboys’ Revenge Song (Geffen Playhouse). Acting credits include Constellations (The Hangar) and Frankenstein (Soho Rep/Flying Machine). He is the former editor of The Dramatist, the Journal of the Dramatists Guild of America. MFA Ohio University.