Productions & Digital Readings

With Love, From Mom

Featuring Regina Aquino & Ayesis Clay
Directed by Ali Oliver-Krueger
May 9, 2021

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Adventure Theatre! This digital reading consists of plays written and directed by mothers, featuring the work of local actor and recent Theater Washington Helen Hayes Award winner Regina Aquino and writer, director, creator Ayesis Clay, directed by Ali Oliver-Krueger as they share their unique stories celebrating motherhood.

A Million Tiny Ways by Ayesis Clay
Mommy, Ma, and Mom are all at different phases of motherhood, and with it carry wisdom, optimism, and patience at varied levels between them. Using the rhythm of lullabies and heartbeats, each mother carries us through triumphs, missteps, and the reality of love that must let go.

There But for the Grace of God Go I by Regina Aquino
In the midst of virtual learning and navigating a pandemic, Gloria questions how to be the rock of stability to her mixed-race daughters Grace and Gabby, while balancing her own struggle in the rise of hate crimes against Asians. Wrapped in the love of mothers and daughters, Gloria and Grace intertwine warmth and resilience to find their way to supporting each other.

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Meet the Playwrights

Ayesis Clay

Ayesis Clay is an actress, director, teaching artist, and founder of Sculpted Clay Productions. She has written and produced Standing on the Edge, which has toured locations across the US and recently performed her one-woman show, Sculpting Clay or How I Became Mother of Unicorns, at the Playwrights of Color Summit in Geneva, NY (QuickSilver Theatre Company)and at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (Washington, DC). She is a proud inaugural member of the Assistant Director Fellowship for People of Color (Adventure Theatre) and a graduate of Studio Theatre’s Directing Program. Ayesis has directed over 40 productions for schools, theaters, and community organizations.

Regina Aquino

Regina Aquino (she/her) is a Filipinx actor, creative, and activist. Born and raised inMD, she has performed on many of DC’s stages since 2002. She has been nominated for multiple HelenHayes Awards and in 2019 she was the recipient of the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play Award for her work in THE EVENTS at Theater Alliance. She is the first Filipino to have earned the distinction. Washingtonian Magazine proclaimed her one of “DC’s 10 Biggest Theater Stars”. You can see her perform in WE’RE GONNA DIE at Round House Theatre, which you can stream online June 14-July 11.She lives in Arlington, VA with her two children and two dogs, across the street from her mother like a good Filipinx daughter. Regina dedicates this play to her mother, Rosalinda, and to her two children, Riana and Mal.

Meet the Director

Ali Oliver-Krueger

Ali Oliver-Krueger is the Artistic Director of InterAct Story Theatre, a touring theatre for young audiences and arts education organization in Wheaton, Maryland. She is a director, playwright/composer, performer and multidisciplinary teaching artist. Her most recent play, Bobtail BONG BONG, A Monkey’s Tale, adapts elements of forum theatre and playback theatre for early childhood audiences to explore and transform a folk tale from Ali’s childhood in Japan.

Meet the Cast

Alex Reeves

Tamieka Chavis

Alice Anna Schumacher*

Tuyet Pham*

Mani Yangilmau

Itsuko Scoville

Tsaitami Duchicela

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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