FERTILE. A Conversation About the Expectation of Procreation.
This award-winning show will be aired via livestream on Thursday, February 11th at 7 pm PST from the Whitefire Theatre, Sherman Oaks, CA. The viewing link will allow for 48 hours to watch the performance. Find ticket link at FertileConversation.com and support "live-ish" theatre in LA!
SELECTED "Best of Fest" for SOLOFEST - the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast!
WINNER Producers' Encore Award & NOMINEE Best Solo Performance 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival!
SELECTED 27th Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival.
NOMINEE Performer of the Decade 2020, Broadway World - Los Angeles
About the show: Jenny has a plan. A plan to get pregnant. Everyone says, time is running out - she just turned 35, after all. So, when those pesky urine tests keep coming back negative, Jenny decides to take action to fix the problem. That's when she runs into real problems - and real questions about fertility AND motherhood. As Jenny faces the world of “mom options” – egg freezing, in-vitro, adoption, and more – the conversation about the expectation heats up. Taking into account a whirlwind of outside opinions from her friends, her doctors, a beloved neighbor – and even God – Jenny must ultimately look within to discover what motherhood means to her, what it means to be Fertile.
Heather Dowling (Playwright & Performer) premiered her one-woman show, FERTILE at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival, winning the Producers’ Encore Award, and earning a nomination for Best Solo Performance. Heather’s first solo show, UNEMPLOYED. FINALLY, also won the Producers’ Encore Award and Best Solo nomination at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015. In that show, she brought 39 characters to life and made it all the way to 42nd Street, NYC for United Solo – the largest solo theatre festival in the world. It was during the 2-year run of UNEMPLOYED. FINALLY. that FERTILE started percolating. The moment people responded to most from UNEMPLOYED. was Heather’s personal story of challenges with fertility. Driven by the heartfelt response, Heather decided to share her story more completely and interviewed dozens of women and men to discover, uncover and encourage a conversation about procreation as an empowered choice. Learn more about Heather at HeatherDowling.com.
Jessica Lynn Johnson (Director & Developer) is a published playwright, recipient of BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST AWARD, Board Member of the LA Women's Theatre Festival, and CEO of Soaring Solo LLC. Jessica has aided in the development of over 75 solo shows. She has “edu-tained” international audiences touring her own one-person shows ZE and OBLIVIOUS TO EVERYONE for over 13 years. As a Director, Jessica's shows have won awards such as TOP OF FRINGE, ENCORE PRODUCER AWARDS, TVOLUTION BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE, LARRY CORNWALL AWARD FOR MUSICAL EXCELLENCE and several other accolades! Jessica was nominated for Female Director of Distinction in Theatre by Girl Trip LLC at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She is honored to be a Guide on this incredible solo journey and invites YOU to attend her 100% FREE one person play development class! For more info visit JessicaLynnJohnson.com