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MAY-JUNE 2023 - New Ohio Theater, New York, NY

“Abortion is always a very visceral and a very personal decision. In America today, it can also be a difficult and dangerous political act. With Misconceptions, Blessed Unrest makes very visceral, very personal, and dangerously difficult political theater.” - Steve Wangh, writer of Misconceptions

What they said

“Blending the personal and political, Misconceptions offers a nuanced and engaging look at the many faces, voices, and stories within the abortion debate.” - Emily Cordes, Theatre is Easy.

“A thoughtful, well-researched, and important play… Misconceptions will get you thinking about some uncomfortable but important themes in an entirely new way.” – Tami Shaloum,

"The compelling storylines in MISCONCEPTIONS break open taboos - bringing into view the dilemmas that women and families confront when weighing access to abortion and childcare." - DR. NATALIA KANEM, United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

"There has never been a more important time to talk about abortion in America. MISCONCEPTIONS features the stories and experiences of women, and reminds us why this fight belongs to all of us." - Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, and a “heroine of the resistance” (Vogue) 

“A warm, sophisticated and ultimately moving humanization of the subject… Wangh’s astute writing combines with Jessica Burr’s staging to form a kaleidoscopic view of this topic… This is truly one of the most meaningful retorts to the avalanche of mindless, reactionary anti-abortion commotion spreading across America.” – Joel Benjamin

“Loved it so much. There’s nothing better for me in a theater than to be argued with.” - ​Jim Nicola, former Artistic Director, New York Theatre Workshop 

Production CREDITS

Written by

Steve Wangh

Directed by

Jessica Burr


Julie Becker, Rich Brown, Hilary Dennis, Ethelyn Friend*, Sean Mana*, Celli Pitt*, Perri Yaniv* 

Assistant Director

Brian Cudina

Lighting Designer

Jay Ryan              

Assistant Lighting Designer

Amanda Levine           


Production Stage Manager

Deanna Kahn         


Assistant Stage Manager

Karma Masselli        


Costume Designer

Sera Bourgeau

Scenic Designer

Calypso Michelet  


Sound Designer 

Kimberly S. O'Loughlin


Press Representative

Kamila Slawinski    


Business Manager

Jennifer Allen      


Social Media, Marketing Support

                         Irina Abraham                               

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