Mother Wove the Morning

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Much of my life has been devoted to the search for the feminine divine, a search that culminated in writing Mother Wove the Morning, a one-woman play in which I perform sixteen women throughout history in search of the female face of God.

In 1989 I rented our local community theater in Walnut Creek for two weekends, sent out press releases, sold tickets, and opened the play, believing at least my friends would show up. They did. And lots of other people. The event sold out and I extended again and again. Subsequently I played across the country and abroad, ultimately doing over 300 performances, one on Crete for the International Partnership Conference, invited by Margarita Papandreo, first lady of Greece, and author Riane Eisler. I learned that the hunger in my own heart for the Mother was matched by the hunger in the hearts of thousands of other women and men.

I am now performing Mother Wove the Morning not as a full production but as a “reader’s theatre” event, without set or costume, with script in hand, and with the same powerful effect.  Send email to inquire about fees and scheduling.

The play on film, given an award from “Booklist” as one of the top fifteen videos of the year, is available now on both DVD and VHS, along with a book carrying the complete text of the play and a photo of each character.  To purchase, click HERE.”

Mother Wove the Morning is now adapted for multiple performers and has been produced as an "equity showcase" production in New York City, as well as by high schools, colleges and community theatres.

History Of Play: Introduction From The Book

The Cast Of Characters

A Sample Scene: Bruen The Paleolithic

Comments from those producing the play:

    “We opened last night, mostly to teenagers.  It was stone quiet, not a peep, except where there should be a peep or laughter or a gasp.  The teens did not squirm, whisper to their neighbors, etc.  It was amazing!  In fact, my young women were amazing!  They were focused, intent in the work and eager to perform.  This play has affected all who are in it.  I know not one of them will look at being a woman in the same way as they did eight weeks ago.  I’m so grateful to you for allowing us to do your play.”
   –Mack Dugger, theatre director,
     Glendale High, California

     “I LOVE YOUR PLAY!!!!!!  It has taught me so much.  Some of my friends saw the play today and they  wanted to say thank you for writing this piece.  I think they too are really inspired.  Every time I read the play or listen to my fellow actors I just feel like crying.  I feel like the characters are all my sisters and we share a bond and trust and we share our happiness and fears and all.  So thank you, thank you.”



" amazing experience; a passionate performance of theater at its best. It makes us cry, laugh, and remember what we did not even know we knew. I wish everyone could see it and be inspired by it."  Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade    


"Intellectual awareness of the repression of feminine divinity becomes experiential in this profound and poignantly human drama. I strongly recommend this wonderful and powerful play." Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of Goddesses in Every Woman


"Take a train, take a plane, ride a bus or a bike, but go to Mother Wove the Morning...a magnificent, emotionally charged performance. Bravo!" Evening Press, Dublin, Ireland


" experience I will always cherish. Carl Jung said that the most important psychological task humankind faces in our century is the reintegration of the feminine divine into our religious experience. Mother Wove the Morning is an important way-pointing of our task." Thomas Patrick Lavin, Ph.D., Senior Training Analyst, C.J. Jung Institute of Chicago




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