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