Benefit Show for Adoptees United

 

A Celebration of New York’s Historic Adoptee Rights Victory

 

CAVEAT

October 5, 2019

More Info

 

Caveat.nyc

AdopteesUnited.org

Part of AKA’s 25th Annual Conference:

"Coming Home to Your Self"

November 4, 2017

AdoptionKnowledge.org

World Premiere and Sold Out Run in the United Solo Theatre Festival 2015 • Theatre Row • NYC

Winner • Best Autobiographical Script Award • Suzanne Bachner

 

Winner • Best Actress Award • Anna Bridgforth

 

The show was presented during National Adoption Awareness Month and JMTC Theatre partnered with Advocating Legislation for the Adoption Reform Movement (ALARM) to raise both funds and awareness.  A portion of the proceeds was donated to this not-for-profit organization and in conjunction with the performances, signatures were collected for the Petition calling for an Executive Order to restore Original Birth Certificates to All Adult Adoptees.

You can still sign here.

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 her

birth parents in the face of 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 Good Adoptee has toured to the London International

Fringe Festival and all over the U.S., including a 7-week 9-city

Connecticut tour to support the vital legislative efforts of

Access Connecticut. Suzanne’s play has won awards for

Best Autobiographical Script and Best Actress for original star

Anna Bridgforth when it premiered in the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. It was also named a Best Play by Indie Theater Now.

 

The Good Adoptee played to a sold-out crowd at Caveat NYC in celebration of New York’s historic Adoptee Rights victory and as a fundraiser for their partner Adoptees United. The show was last performed on stage at the SJCC in Seattle and has been enjoying a global audience in its virtual presentations including the 2021 launch of the National Association of Adoptees and Parents.

 

Theater Scene called The Good Adoptee “A spellbinding emotional detective story!” and Hi Drama raved: “The Good Adoptee is everything you want a solo show to be: well crafted, lovingly performed and thoroughly entertaining!”

We are thrilled and honoured to partner with Origins Canada. A portion of the proceeds of our London Fringe run of THE GOOD ADOPTEE was donated to this incredible organization. Origins Canada is a 100% volunteer-run non-profit organization serving people across Canada who have been separated from family members by adoption.

Please check out the amazing work they are doing: OriginsCanada.com

Production History

Adoption Summit in Lake Ozark

October 17, 2016

CONCERNED UNITED BIRTHPARENTS • CUB Retreat

October 29, 2016

London Fringe Theatre Festival

May 31- June 11, 2016

7-Week 9-City Connecticut Tour

to Benefit Access Connecticut

Oct - Dec 2016

The Good Adoptee is included in Indie Theater Now’s Best Plays 2017 Anthology, Plays and Playwrights 2017.

Theatrical Production and Talk Back

Adoption Network Cleveland’s

Inaugural Annual Adoption Gathering

March 20, 2016

More Info

AdoptionNetwork.org

Massachusetts Mini-Tour

to Benefit Access Massachusetts

Framingham & Northampton

June 9 & 10, 2017

28th Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference, Albany: “Who Do You Think You Are?"

May 11, 2017

AFFCNY.org

JMTC Theatre’s NYC Benefit Run for Access Connecticut

January 13 - 21, 2018

AccessConnecticut.org

Keynote Presenter

Indiana Adoptee Network’s 2nd Annual Conference

 “Racing to the Records, The Final Lap”

Indianapolis, IN

April 20, 2018

 

More on the Conference

IndianaAdopteeNetwork.org

The Lara Touch Studio

Special Intimate Performances

March & May, 2016

larariggio.com

JMTC Theatre’s NYC Benefit Shows for You Gotta Believe

3 From JMTC @ APAP 2019

January 2 - 13, 2019

YouGottaBelieve.org

Hayley Palmer

Acclaimed Off Broadway Actor

joins the cast of The Good Adoptee!

May 2019

HayleyPalmer.me

Production History

Stroum Jewish Community Center

Seattle

World Premiere of

Projection Design by Chris Kateff

 

 

Talk Back with Suzanne, Hayley & Bob

 

February 9, 2020

More Info

SJCC.org

3 From JMTC @ APAP 2020

The Bridge Theatre at Shetler Studios

244 West 54th Street • 12th Floor

New York, NY 10019

 

January 9-14, 2020

Solo Arts Heal on the MarshStream

Hosted by Gail Schickele

 

Talk Back with Astrid Castro,

Founder/Director of Adoption Mosaic

 

The Marsh

 

San Franciso, CA

July 15, 2020

More Info

TheMarsh.org

National Association of

Adoptees and Parents

Launch

 

Talk Back with Host Marcie Keithley, Suzanne & Bob

 

NAAP’s #AdoptionHappyHour

 

January 15, 2021

 

NAAPUnited.org

‘r kids Fundraiser at The Shubert

 

Virtual Event Presented by The Shubert Theatre

 

Talk Back with Creative Team and Adult Adoptee Panel

 

March 4, 2021

 

More Info

 

rkidsct.org

Shubert.com

Totally True Things:

A Socially Conscious Storytelling Show

 

Produced and Hosted by Jude Treder-Wolff

 

Talk Back with Jude, Suzanne, Hayley and Guest Expert Pat O’Brien, Executive Director of AFFCNY

 

September 24, 2020

Now Available On Demand

 

www.Lifestage.me

The Good Adoptee joins

Solo Arts Heal

Founded by Gail Schickele, Solo Arts Heal is a collective of independent solo show artists whose inspiring true stories are united by a common theme of healing. The collective creative vision is to help communities we share through educational outreach and the healing power of the Arts.

SoloArtsHeal.com

 

Copyright © 2020 JMTC Theatre. All rights reserved.

World Premiere and Sold Out Run in the United Solo Theatre Festival 2015 • Theatre Row • NYC

Winner • Best Autobiographical Script Award • Suzanne Bachner

 

Winner • Best Actress Award • Anna Bridgforth

 

The show was presented during National Adoption Awareness Month and JMTC Theatre partnered with Advocating Legislation for the Adoption Reform Movement (ALARM) to raise both funds and awareness.  A portion of the proceeds was donated to this not-for-profit organization and in conjunction with the performances, signatures were collected for the Petition calling for an Executive Order to restore Original Birth Certificates to All Adult Adoptees.

You can still sign here.

We are thrilled and honoured to partner with Origins Canada. A portion of the proceeds of our London Fringe run of THE GOOD ADOPTEE was donated to this incredible organization. Origins Canada is a 100% volunteer-run non-profit organization serving people across Canada who have been separated from family members by adoption.

Please check out the amazing work they are doing: www.OriginsCanada.org

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 her birth parents in the face of 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 Good Adoptee has toured to the London International Fringe Festival and all over the U.S., including a 7-week 9-city Connecticut tour to support the vital legislative efforts of Access Connecticut. Suzanne’s play has won awards for Best Autobiographical Script and Best Actress for original star Anna Bridgforth when it premiered in the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. It was also named a Best Play by Indie Theater Now.

 

The Good Adoptee played to a sold-out crowd at Caveat NYC in celebration of New York’s historic Adoptee Rights victory and as a fundraiser for their partner Adoptees United. The show was last performed on stage at the SJCC in Seattle and has been enjoying a global audience in its virtual presentations including the 2021 launch of the National Association of Adoptees and Parents.

 

Theater Scene called The Good Adoptee “A spellbinding emotional detective story!” and Hi Drama raved: “The Good Adoptee is everything you want a solo show to be: well crafted, lovingly performed and thoroughly entertaining!”

Adoption Summit in Lake Ozark

October 17, 2016

CONCERNED UNITED BIRTHPARENTS • CUB Retreat

October 29, 2016

London Fringe Theatre Festival

May 31- June 11, 2016

7-Week 9-City Connecticut Tour

to Benefit Access Connecticut

Oct - Dec 2016

The Good Adoptee is included in Indie Theater Now’s Best Plays 2017 Anthology, Plays and Playwrights 2017.

Theatrical Production and Talk Back

Adoption Network Cleveland’s

Inaugural Annual Adoption Gathering

March 20, 2016

More Info

AdoptionNetwork.org

Massachusetts Mini-Tour

to Benefit Access Massachusetts

Framingham & Northampton

June 9 & 10, 2017

28th Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference, Albany: “Who Do You Think You Are?"

May 11, 2017

AFFCNY.org

JMTC Theatre’s NYC Benefit Run for Access Connecticut

January 13 - 21, 2018

AccessConnecticut.org

Keynote Presenter

Indiana Adoptee Network’s 2nd Annual Conference

 “Racing to the Records, The Final Lap”

Indianapolis, IN

April 20, 2018

 

More on the Conference

IndianaAdopteeNetwork.org

The Lara Touch Studio

Special Intimate Performances

March & May, 2016

larariggio.com

JMTC Theatre’s NYC Benefit Shows for You Gotta Believe

3 From JMTC @ APAP 2019

January 2 - 13, 2019

YouGottaBelieve.org

Hayley Palmer

Acclaimed Off Broadway Actor

joins the cast of The Good Adoptee!

May 2019

HayleyPalmer.me

Benefit Show for Adoptees United

CAVEAT

October 5, 2019

More on the Conference

Caveat.nyc

AdopteesUnited.org

Theatrical Production and Talk Back

Adoption Network Cleveland’s

Inaugural Annual Adoption Gathering

March 20, 2016

More Info

AdoptionNetwork.org