Upcoming Performances of
2017 Indiana Adoptee Network Inaugural Conference
Friday, April 21st
Monroe County Convention Center
More details to come...
ACT I: Theatrical Presentation of Award-Winning, Critically Acclaimed BLANK
Playing 12 characters, adoptee Brian Stanton embarks on a
mythical quest for identity ultimately discovering the horrific
truth of his birth, an instinctive love for his birth mother, and a
grateful dedication to his adoptive family.
Running Time: 65 minutes
ACT II: Literary Presentation of GOOD GIRLS DON'T & Conversation with Audience
Patti Hawn, in reunion with son, brings a birth mother’s
perspective by reading from her memoir sharing what
it was like to be stuck in an unwanted pregnancy at
the close of an era where home economics took
precendence over sex education.
GOOD GIRLS DON'T is the debut literary effort of entertainment publicist Patti Hawn, who is the sister of legendary film actress Goldie Hawn. She has been featured in USA Today, the Boston Herald, and has traveled the states sharing her memoir with several adoption support organizations including the American Adoption Congress and Concerned United Birthparents. As publicist, Patti has worked on over thirty major motion pictures including some of the most acclaimed films of the last decade. Her credits include Ghost, Glory, Overboard, and most recently, August Rush and Bride Wars. She resides in Manhattan Beach, CA with her husband and travels to India, Nepal, and Thailand where she works in humanitarian efforts.
When I made the decision to write the letter to the son I said good-bye to 40 years ago, little did I know that I would begin the most profound journey of my life. Although I made a promise to never interfere, I broke my word and opened a door which led me into a place where finally I'm forced to confront my truth. Thus began a journey that started on the day I gave my baby away and led me through a lifetime of choices unknowingly borne out of this early experience. It seems I've spent much of my life in search of answers - without ever really knowing the questions.
-- Patti Hawn --
BLANK had its World Premiere in Los Angeles, CA in April of 2010. Since then, BLANK has visited Off Broadway New York, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Orlando, San Diego and several other cities in Southern California garnering critical acclaim along the way including a “Best Solo Actor” award at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City and 2 StageSceneLA awards: “Outstanding Actor in a Solo Performance” for Stanton and “Outstanding Director of a Solo Performance” for McKerrin Kelly. Stanton has also reached out to the adoption community performing for international support organizations such as the American Adoption Congress, the Concerned United Birthparents, the Alliance for the Study of Adoption & Culture, and the Forget Me Not Family Society Workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia.