At First Unitarian, Ensemble Piece Explores Female Divinity

“Mother Wove the Morning” Features Judy Gorman

Back by popular demand, the First Unitarian Congregational Society will produce “Mother Wove the Morning,” by American author, poet, screenwriter and playwright Carol Lynn Pearson.

Originally written as a one-woman show, it will be performed in the historic McKinney Chapel as an ensemble piece in which women from prehistory to contemporary times seek the female face of God.

Through a series of vignettes, monologs, music and dance, “Mother Wove the Morning” was initially performed at First Unitarian last March in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of Goddesses in Every Woman, describes how the, “Intellectual awareness of the repression of feminine divinity becomes experiential in this profound and poignantly human drama.”

This fall, the show spotlights the internationally acclaimed Judy Gorman, whose rich, throaty vocals, according to singer Pete Seeger, “Shoot the arrow straight to the heart.”

She has performed on programs with Sweet Honey in the Rock, Susan Sarandon, Ani DiFranco, James Earl Jones, Suzanne Vega and Whoopi Goldberg; her most recent albums are The Rising of All of Us and Analog Girl in a Digital World. Playwright Carol Lynn Pearson, is perhaps best known for her book Goodbye, I Love You and the musical “My Turn on Earth.”

This production is co-sponsored by the Women’s Alliance of the First Unitarian Congregational Society, Brooklyn, which has long supported women’s voices in the pulpit as well as women’s issues. There is a minimum suggested donation of $20.



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