Ya Mama!

Created by Nina Domingue
Directed by Cathy Hartenstein

November 03, 2011 - November 12, 2011

7:00pm, Storefront Studio


"Ya Mama!" is a one woman show that explores how being an artist, a wife, a mother, a Christian, and a Black woman collide in my life. "I have an unrealized relationship with my biological mother, who died when I was very young and a confusing relationship with my stepmother, who is living. The experiences are diametrically opposed as I shape who I am as a mother of three; something neither of them did. And how do I balance all of the things that make me, 'me'? Sometimes, I don't...How will this fadge?"  Nina, who was last seen at CPT in her heralded performance of "No Child", once again plays multiple characters in this seamless one-woman show that swings from comedy to tragedy. "Ya Mama!" was developed as part of CPT's Big Box performance series and accepted into the 2011 New York Fringe Festival. WORLD PREMIERE.

Thursday November 3, Thursday November 10 and Saturday November 12 is SOLD OUT

About the Artist
Nina Domingue is an Artist/Educator originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. Her performances at CPT, Karamu and Great Lakes Theatre Festival have received rave reviews, and she is an audience favorite. She has been a teaching artist for over 12 years, teaching with Young Audiences, The Great Lakes Theater Festival, Karamu House, the Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre and The All City Arts Program.


“YA MAMA! is a richly woven tapestry of love, loss, strength and spirituality, beautifully written and exquisitely performed by the phenomenally gifted Nina Domingue…”
Andrew Rothkin, nyctheatre.com