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Amy Wilson is the author of When Did I Get Like This? the Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be. After nine years as a mother, she's still wondering- and blogging about it at whendidigetlikethis.com. She has served as contributor to Parenting and Babytalk magazines, and is the creator of the one-woman show Mother Load, which has toured to sixteen cities across the United States since its hit engagement off-Broadway in 2007. She is serving as director for the New York City premiere (in May 2012) of Listen To Your Mother, which will feature live readings by local writers in ten cities across the country on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood, all in celebration of Mother's Day. Amy began her career as an actress after graduating from Yale University with a degree in English. She appeared on Broadway as "Sunny Freitag" in the Tony Award-winning play the Last Night of Ballyhoo, and in dozens of other plays both in New York City and around the country. She was a series regular on the sitcoms Norm (ABC) with Norm MacDonald andDaddio (NBC) with Michael Chiklis, and had a recurring role on Felicity. Other TV guest appearances include Blue Bloods, Ed, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Deadline, Boston Common, and All My Children. Her film credits include Kinsey, Kissing Jessica Stein, Keeping the Faith, and Ira and Abby. Along the way, Amy began writing her own material. She wrote and performed sketch comedy with Live on Tape, which shot six episodes of a late-night comedy show for NBC inSaturday Night Live's studios. She has also written and performed four one-woman shows (all in collaboration with director Julie Kramer); one of them, A Cookie Full of Arsenic, was featured at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, where TV Guide said it "won raves." Amy's writing has also appeared in Parenting, Redbook, American Baby, and babytalkmagazines, and on websites like Huffington Post, Babble, Yahoo! Shine, and CNN.com. She and her husband raise their three young children in New York City.
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Mother Load is a new solo show written and performed by Amy Wilson. the following description is from the show's press release: "Mother Load is an expose of the cutthroat world of competitive parenting. Moms everywhere feel the pressure to be perfect, from the media and from each other; in New York City, that pressure is turned up to 11. Nothing could have prepared Amy Wilson for the high-pressure environment of Manhattan motherhood, where a toddler's birthday party must be catered, a stroller costs eight hundred dollars, and nursery school applications require thoughtful essay writing. From prenatal yoga to preschool interviews, Amy struggles to throw off the Mother Load, of unrealistic expectations, ignore the competitive 'sanctimommies' lurking in every playgroup, and somehow find the time to enjoy her kids."
Sage Theater, NY 2007
Hyde Park & Lafayette and Brian Liebman
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