bold voices
Photography by Bob Goodfellow
FEET FIRST IN THE WATER WITH A BABY IN MY TEETH A comedy written and performed
by Megan Gogerty

Directed by Alexis Chamow

December 2 – 18, 2011

A JOINT WORLD PREMIERE
WITH RIVERSIDE THEATRE, IOWA


Balzer Theater at Herren's
84 Luckie St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

She’s read all the books. Bookmarked all the blogs. She should totally have this parenting thing down, right? So why has she locked herself in her bathroom with the “Dora the Explorer” soundtrack muffling her tears? Gogerty returns to Synchronicity following her 2010 hit Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant. Her “whopper” son is now the size of a frozen turkey and is presenting new challenges as she tries to solve the Jenga puzzle that is her life as mother, career woman and feminist. Gogerty will have you laughing until you cry (or maybe wet yourself).




Megan Gogerty

Stage Manager
Laura Meyer

Production Manager
Nina Gooch

Lighting Designer
Jessica Coale

MEGAN GOGERTY is a playwright, performer and songwriter. Her music-play Love Jerry was produced in the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2008 after its 2006 premiere at Actor’s Express in Atlanta. Her 10-minute play Rumple Schmumple (Dramatic Publishing) was featured at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company in one of its infamous 8 ½ x 11 play festivals.  Other plays include: Sig Gotta Do (Synchronicity's SheWRITES Festival; Pasadena Playhouse Hothouse Series); Bad Panda (WordBRIDGE 2008 Boomerang Playwright; Syzygy Theatre/LA Writers Center series); and Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant (joint world premiere in 2009 at Synchronicity Theatre and Riverside Theatre in Iowa). Her musical salute to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “I Miss Buffy! Megan Gogerty’s Awesome Tribute Album,” is available at CDBaby.com.  Megan was a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fello, earned her MFA in playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin and teaches dramaturgy and dramatic literature at the University of Iowa.

Megan Gogerty on Feet First: “I’ve spent three years reconciling my conception of myself as a modern woman with the ancient problem of how to get a baby to stop crying,” she says. “We have degrees, remotes and smartphones, but we can’t figure out how to get the baby to stop crying. It’s the problem men and women have always had.” – easterniowalife.com (September 2011)

“Feet First in the Water With a Baby in My Teeth is an insightful, daring and outrageously comic examination of what it takes to simultaneously be a wife, mother, and working artist in 21st-Century America. Building on a tradition of strong women fighting against all odds, it asks in a very frank and funny manner the question: how can a strong modern woman carry on with her career while her life is being subsumed by the needs of another?” – Iowa Theatre Blog (September 2011)

“If you're a new parent, you absolutely have to see this show. It's required reading, if only so you can't say, with Gogerty, "nobody told me about [insert humiliating and exasperating story]." If your kids are older, you'll laugh right along as she airs the frustrations and challenges of the first few hectic years of parenthood. If you don't have kids, come see it anyway. You won't regret it. Gogerty is the kind of solo performer you just have to see to believe.” – Iowa Theatre Blog (September 2011)

“This production is not only hilarious and outrageous, it's also heartfelt and moving, both funnier and deeper than anything Gogerty has done before." – Lynda L.

“Megan is warm, witty and charmingly unhinged in her one-woman tour de force…. I wanted to hug her and say thanks for helping to normalize the crazy of parenthood.” – Jenny K.

“ … It was just a joy. (And I’m not even a mother!).” – Tim B.

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