TODAY – FORUM: Motherhood in Theatre (Chicago) – FREE CHILDCARE PROVIDED

IT’S HAPPENING. After a successful meeting of Women in Theatre – the forum hosted by Onward & Upward – our official breakaway session on Motherhood in Theatre is live and ready for your voice. Register here!

And yes, as the title says, FREE CHILDCARE PROVIDED on-site (breastfeeding moms and children are also welcome in the forum space). Check out the details and click the link below to register you and your people:

When: February 25, 2017 (Saturday)

Where: Vagabond School of the Arts, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #504

Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM

TicketsFREE (but please RSVP for you and any children who will be playing in our childcare via the “child” ticket option) or email if last minute –

What: A forum to begin conversation on the obstacles, joys, struggles, and solutions for motherhood in the theater. From social stigma to structure/schedules to sanity and opportunities, we will touch on common topics and also have time to share what we’ve experienced, all in all, to create a community here that will lead to productive change. 

We hope you can join us!

We are already working on similar events in Philadelphia and New York City. If you would like to be on the email list, shoot us an email.

This is the first but not only event we will be having this year. I hope you can make it, but if not, please contact me to get your name on the list, and we will absolutely keep you in the loop. You’re a part of this simply by who you are – and that in and of itself has value, you rockstar theatre mom.

See you soon.


Rachel Spencer Hewitt

Auditioning Mom


6 thoughts on “TODAY – FORUM: Motherhood in Theatre (Chicago) – FREE CHILDCARE PROVIDED

  1. Valerie R. May 24, 2017 / 1:05 am

    very important and a topic often discussed. But please lets also focus on women in the theater who are not actors as well. Design, tech, production….we are all fighting the good fight, balancing family, art, commerce, and the challenges of the life in the theater.

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    • Auditioning Mom May 24, 2017 / 1:16 am

      Valerie, absolutely! This blog started as the record of an actor mom, but quickly grew to include various disciplines. The “What She Looks Like” series has a range of disciplines and experiences, and the interviews, obstacles covered, and solutions offered all are gathered with an attempt at comprehension. Our forums in Chicago and now on the east coast will have varied perspectives as well. is designed for all theatre practitioners by intention. Thank you for your comment – I absolutely agree and hope that our work going forward reflects it ❤️ keep in touch on your thoughts! Our reading series in Chicago will be produced, directed, design-crafted, acted, and managed all by parent artists. It is truly a collaboration of gifts, agreed.


  2. Valerie R. May 24, 2017 / 1:35 am

    Thanks! Will be attending events in NJ And NY – as I work in both. I will try to read all your links by then !

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