Four adults, who were adopted when they were young, gather to share their stories of family, loss, love, pride, and identity. Here, they challenge us to face their own questions, stare down narratives that keep being thrown at them, and wonder how, and sometimes even if, this part of their stories matters. Together, they mourn the closures they cannot have, embrace a future that has always been wide open, and celebrate the people with whom they have grown.
Creator/Performer Siona Stone will lead a story circle after each show so that others can share stories about how adoption affected their lives.
Please note: this piece is not specifically created for children and does contain cursing, sexual references, and racial anxiety.
This work-in-progress staged reading received support from a 2015 Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant.
Free! (Cash donations accepted after the show.)
Sunday, September 4 at 4:00 pm
Monday, September 5 at 1:00 pm
Asian Arts Initiative, Studio C
1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Rae Bradley is a graduate of Temple University in Theatre, where she spent most of her time in rehearsals instead of sleeping. Since then, when she’s not being an adult, she cosplays at geeky conventions, studies Shakespeare, travels as often as possible, and binges on Netflix to hoard more fandom status. Thanks to Kaleid for having her back! Rae remains grounded and sane (and sometimes INsane) from the support of her four favourite people in the world. You know who you are.
Noah Breymeier is a rising Junior at New York University, studying Drama in the Tisch School of the Arts as well as Psychology and Entertainment Business. Adopted from Uijeongbu, South Korea, Noah is honored and excited to share his story with such an amazing and talented group of people! Thanks to Mom and Dad for being infinitely supportive and loving.
Sarah Mitteldorf is a theatre maker and puppy scruffler. She spends much of her time devising new work with Kaleid Theatre (as in kaleidoscope, as in collide). Favorite credits include Glow (Kaleid 2013), Take/Sacrifice (Kaleid 2016), Many Ways (2013), and Proof (Allens Lane 2015). Up next: She Wore Those Shoes with Power Street Theater Company and a new piece with Kaleid. Thanks, as always, to the amazing and brave artists that she gets to work with – people who always make her grow.
Siona Stone is an Ithaca College graduate with a B.A. in Theatre Studies and a minor in Writing. She is currently an assistant teacher at Center City Jewish Preschool, and believes in the magnificent power of play and imagination. Siona is honored to be part of such a brave production with such a vulnerable and open ensemble. Honor where you are, forgive where you’ve been, and be excited about where you are going next.
Graphic Design by Vanessa Ogbuehi