illustration by Nicole Chaison
“The Passion of the Hausfrau is more than just a cutesy sketch piece. It is thoughtful, creative, and intelligent - just like the hausfrau herself.”
Passion of the Hausfrau:
An Illuminated Solo Comedy
co-written with Annette Jolles and Nicole Chaison
A one-woman show about the hilarious misadventures of a mom who discovers that the roller coaster ride of raising young kids is actually the path to creating her own masterpiece. A live-performance graphic novel with original illustrations.
“A sophisticated, punchy script that delivers pathos that's palatable, understanding that is not sentimental, and still genuinely originally funny (for a change), really laugh out loud funny.”
-The White Plains CitizeNet Reporter
Bess Welden made it impossible not to laugh....kids or no kids, this energetic woman's portrayal of the crazy life and conflicting demands of a young mother...is pure genius."
-The Portland Phoenix
A female solo performer, multiple characters
Production History & Development
Productions: Portland Stage Company, Freeport Factory Stage, Commonweal Theatre, White Plains Performing Arts Center, The Downstage @ L/A Arts, The Frontier, Seacoast Fringe Festival, Mom to Mom Summit
Two week show development residency at ENVISION, Voice & Vision Theater at Bard College
Readings in Little Festival of the Unexpected (Portland Stage) and Bowdoin College Theater & Dance
For video, reviews and other info visit thehausfrauplay.com