GROSS DOMESTIC

PRODUCT

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What is Gross Domestic Product?

 

Gross Domestic Product, a new work by playwright Julia Rosenblatt and composer Martín Carrillo, is a full-length music-theater work that explores motherhood in the "post-feminist” era and its relationship to our country’s economy. It will examine the ever-evolving question of what our country would look like if we included motherhood, and care-taking in general, as part of the gross domestic product (GDP). As award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee Ann Crittenden noted, “Why is motherhood as American as apple pie and still the job least valued in our country?”

Newsworthy stories on Motherhood and the female body

What did Chirlane McCray really say? 

And why does the media want to demonize and make hidden the real truths of motherhood? 

 

McCray had always imagined a life with children, but as with so many women the reality of motherhood—the loss of independence, the relentlessness of the responsibility—was difficult. -NYMag

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Links We Love

CT Permanent Commission on the Status of Women

 

Mothers for Justice

 

YWCA Hartford Region

 

All Our Kin

 

CT Commission on Children

 

Family Justice Center

 

CT Working Moms

 

Voices of Women of Color

 

Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition

 

Global Women's Strike/Huelga Mundial de Mujeres

 

MomsRising

 

Mocha Moms

HartBeat has been using interviews and first hand accounts as the primary tool in our play creation since our founding in 2001.  Plays are further developed through workshop readings and talkbacks to get audience feedback for the final production 

See how you can get involved.

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Audience Feedback Questionnaire

 

 

Did you see the workshop? We'd love to hear your thoughts.  Fill out the Workshop Production questionnaire.

 

 

Online Interviews

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Answer questions similar to our in-person interviews.  This survey contributes to our process by allowing a safe, secure, and anonymous environment.

 

(online survey here)

 

 

Watch the Play Develop

Real Mom Interviews: Trailer

Real Mom Interviews: Episode 1

"What does your work as a mother produce?"

Real Mom Interviews: Episode 2

"What is the most difficult part of being a mom"

Real Mom Interviews: Episode 3

Mom's Unplugged: Mom's Night Out Confessions

Follow our YouTube page, and have an inside look at our interview process, and the transformation of interviews into theatrical performance.