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The Family Equality Council proudly endorses the New Ohio's production of And Baby Makes Seven

The Family Equality Council's national organization works at federal, state, and local levels to create awareness for LGBT families and advocate for all families' recognition, respect, and equal protection. More info here
Director Marc Stuart Weitz and Producer Constance Zaytoun are interviewed on the Derek and Romaine Show on OutQ Channel 109 on SiriusXM Satellite radio!
 Radio Interview - Marc and Connie on Derek and Romaine
 Radio Interview - Marc and Connie on Derek and Romaine
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New Ohio Theatre to Present Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven

New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons in association with Purpleman Theater presents Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven. Directed by Marc Stuart Weitz, And Baby Makes Seven is an uproarious and timely comedy that has not been seen professionally in New York in 20 years. Read full press release here
New Ohio Theatre to Present Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven; Marc Stuart Weitz to Direct

"I think it will be interesting to see my (imaginary) boys in the 21st century," Vogel said in a statement. "I wrote this play in the 20th century, when I still had the energy to envision a sexual utopia. Now we have dogs…" Read full press release here
Ken Barnett, Susan Bott & More to Star in AND BABY MAKES SEVEN at New Ohio Theater, 3/11-4/12

"...Marc Stuart Weitz will direct ensemble including Ken Barnett (Wonderful Town, Julie Taymor's The Green Bird) as Peter, Susan Bott (Julie Kramer's The Best of Everything) as Ruth and Constance Zaytoun (Moby Pomerance's Broken Hands) as Anna." Read full press release here
Ken Barnett, Susan Bott and Constance Zaytoun Will Star in Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven at New Ohio Theatre

Complete casting has been announced for the first New York presentation in 20 years of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven
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Post by Constance Zaytoun on Family Equality Council Blog

"Without a doubt, non-traditional families are becoming more visible on television, in movies, and on-stage; challenging viewers to recalibrate their view of today’s “modern family.” And Baby Makes Seven, was on the edge of that cultural wave." Read full blog post here
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Pam MacKinnon, Sarah Ruhl, Mark Brokaw & More Set for Conversation Series Following AND BABY MAKES SEVEN

Produced by Gwynn MacDonald, Loren Noveck and Purpleman Theater, Baby Talk will feature playwrights, performers, thinkers and activists who will discuss some of the issues touched on in And Baby Makes Seven, as well as Vogel's career as a playwright and her influence as a teacher and mentor
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Is It Finally Time for Paula Vogel’s “Gay Family” Play?

Decades after it faced homophobic derision, And Baby Makes Seven returns. When it was produced in the 80s and 90s, Paula Vogel’s And Baby Makes Seven was met with so much hostility—and so much outright homophobia—that she said it was cursed and declared it her “Scottish play.” She didn’t want it to be mounted in New York City ever again. Read full article here
NY CULTURE LISTING: Retelling a Fairy Tale and an '80s Classic

Marc Stuart Weitz directs the production, which stars Ken Barnett, Susan Bott and Constance Zaytoun. The New Ohio Theatre is offering a stellar lineup of theater artists and activists for a series of post-show discussions that they've titled "Baby Talk." In particular, stick around on March 19 to hear director Pam MacKinnon ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "Clybourne Park") in conversation with Mr. Weitz. See full listing here
VOGEL PLAY RETURNS TO NEW OHIO

Another one of our finest playwrights, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Paula Vogel, also gets to see one of her early plays taken off the shelf this month when New Ohio Theatre and Purpleman Theater mount a production of And Baby Makes Seven, an uproarious and still timely comedy that hasn’t been seen professionally in New York in 20 yearsSee full listing here
"A delightful and worthwhile night at the theater." - Review

Gay parents are no longer a controversial subject in America. Once network television started making sitcoms about households headed by same-sex couples, as a nation we broke a cultural barrier, never to be unbroken. Yet in 1984 when Paula Vogel first premiered And Baby Makes Seven, attitudes about LGBT people (not to mention the unthinkable prospect of gay parents) were very different. Read full article here
"Once you see it, you won't forget it." - Review

Paula Vogel's play "And Baby Makes Seven" was originally unsuccessful. After its initial production in 1984, she deemed it her "Scottish play", allegedly because of harsh homophobic reception. The "gay family play" tells the story of Anna and Ruth, a lesbian couple who conceive a child with their gay male friend Peter. Read full article here
"The players greet Vogel's challenging theatrics with relish." - Review

Anna and Ruth have developed an unusual way of coping with the stress of impending parenthood. The lesbian couple at the heart of Paula Vogel's AND BABY MAKES SEVEN have created three imaginary children to keep them company in their tiny New York City apartment, which they already share with their gay friend Peter, the baby's father. Read full article here
"Seven is Fierce!" - Review on Theater Pizzazz

Artistic Director Robert Lyons’ program statement rings true “this play was 20 years ahead of its time.” Despite today’s glorious movement towards gay marriage and alternative families, this comedy is not only dark, but uncommon. And Baby Makes Seven, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, has a unique cast of characters, three of which are imaginary children. Read full article here
"The players greet Vogel's challenging theatrics with relish." - Review

Anna and Ruth have developed an unusual way of coping with the stress of impending parenthood. The lesbian couple at the heart of Paula Vogel's AND BABY MAKES SEVEN have created three imaginary children to keep them company in their tiny New York City apartment, which they already share with their gay friend Peter, the baby's father. Read full article here