My Left Breast

My Left Breast
by Susan Miller

Productions (19)
  • Drama
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 1 f
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Flexible -- may include a small desk, chair, and armchair, as well as bleacher type steps. A section of chain-link type fence behind bleacher steps is also optional.

My Left Breast
by Susan Miller

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Productions (19)
  • Drama
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 1 f
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Flexible -- may include a small desk, chair, and armchair, as well as bleacher type steps. A section of chain-link type fence behind bleacher steps is also optional.

"I am a one-breasted, menopausal, Jewish, bisexual lesbian Mom, and I'm coming soon to a theatre near you!" A woman's humorous and moving encounters with relationships, parenthood, cancer, and her ever-changing self are charted in this searingly honest solo piece.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

"I am a one-breasted, menopausal, Jewish, bisexual lesbian Mom, and I'm coming soon to a theatre near you!" A woman's humorous and moving encounters with relationships, parenthood, cancer, and her ever-changing self are charted in this searingly honest solo piece.

  • Drama
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 1 f
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Flexible -- may include a small desk, chair, and armchair, as well as bleacher type steps. A section of chain-link type fence behind bleacher steps is also optional.

Published Reviews

"An elegant writer with a keen eye for description, she paints her experiences vividly in her wry, witty, warm and ultimately revealing script."

The Washington Post

"A metaphor of resilience...done with a self aware humor and a literary acuteness that make her hour on the stage an enlarging experience."

The New York Times

"With self effacing humor and gut wrenching honesty, she weaves a tale of personal loss and takes us on a spiritual journey that ends in redemption and rebirth. The laughter is as spontaneous as the flicker of recognition that passes through the audience. She's suddenly Everywoman, standing there for all of us our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, ourselves."

The Boston Globe

"The script and her performance shine with the polished gleam of authenticity and beauty."

The Texas Triangle

"Her observations are always astute, usually wry and invite at least an inner smile of recognition. Some are laugh-out-loud funny."

The Cincinnati Enquirer

"A writer of endearing wit and a performer of considerable charm, Miller allows us to share her pain, by proudly assuring us that she still feels beautiful and sexy and powerful. She mutes our private fears."

The Courrier Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)

"In her rueful, comical solo, Obie winner Susan Miller achieves what all engrossing autobiography aims at: revealing the human condition poetically by using the self as exhibit A."

The Village Voice

Production History

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Production Group
Location
JAN 22, 2016 - JAN 23, 2016
Things Unseen Theatre
Altoona, PA United States
Things Unseen Theatre Altoona, PA United States
OCT 23, 2015 - OCT 23, 2015
The Umbrella
Concord, MA United States
The Umbrella Concord, MA United States
NOV 08, 2012 - FEB 02, 2013
Miami University Hamilton
Hamilton, OH United States
Miami University Hamilton Hamilton, OH United States
APR 23, 2010 - APR 25, 2010
Agnes Scott College
Decatur, GA United States
Agnes Scott College Decatur, GA United States
APR 03, 2009 - APR 04, 2009
Project: Theatre At Mt Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA United States
Project: Theatre At Mt Holyoke College South Hadley, MA United States
OCT 04, 2007 - OCT 13, 2007
M.T. Pockets Theatre
Morgantown, WV United States
M.T. Pockets Theatre Morgantown, WV United States
APR 19, 2007 - APR 22, 2007
Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, MO United States
Missouri Southern State University Joplin, MO United States
MAR 22, 2007 - MAR 31, 2007
Robidoux Resident Theatre
St. Joseph, MO United States
Robidoux Resident Theatre St. Joseph, MO United States
MAR 01, 2004 - MAR 31, 2004
City Theatre of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO United States
City Theatre of St. Louis St. Louis, MO United States
JUN 07, 2002 - JUN 23, 2002
Plan B Theatre Company
Salt Lake City, UT United States
Plan B Theatre Company Salt Lake City, UT United States
APR 01, 2001 - APR 30, 2001
Theatre J
Washington, D.C., United States
Theatre J Washington, D.C., United States
MAY 01, 2000 - MAY 31, 2000
Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH United States
Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH United States
MAY 15, 1998 - MAY 16, 1998
Oak Street Theatre
Portland, ME United States
Oak Street Theatre Portland, ME United States
NOV 06, 1997 - NOV 11, 1997
Out North
Anchorage, AK United States
Out North Anchorage, AK United States
APR 19, 1996 - APR 21, 1996
Buddies in Bad Times
Toronto, CA United States
Buddies in Bad Times Toronto, CA United States
FEB 01, 1996 - FEB 28, 1996
Walnut Street Theatre
Philadelphia, PA United States
Walnut Street Theatre Philadelphia, PA United States
FEB 02, 1995 - FEB 18, 1995
Ohio Theatre
New York, NY United States
Ohio Theatre New York, NY United States
FEB 27, 1994 - MAR 27, 1994
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Trinity Repertory Company
Providence, RI United States
Trinity Repertory Company Providence, RI United States
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MAR 01, 2004 - MAR 31, 2004
City Theatre of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO United States
City Theatre of St. Louis St. Louis, MO United States
JUN 07, 2002 - JUN 23, 2002
Plan B Theatre Company
Salt Lake City, UT United States
Plan B Theatre Company Salt Lake City, UT United States
APR 01, 2001 - APR 30, 2001
Theatre J
Washington, D.C., United States
Theatre J Washington, D.C., United States
MAY 01, 2000 - MAY 31, 2000
Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH United States
Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH United States
NOV 06, 1997 - NOV 11, 1997
Out North
Anchorage, AK United States
Out North Anchorage, AK United States
FEB 01, 1996 - FEB 28, 1996
Walnut Street Theatre
Philadelphia, PA United States
Walnut Street Theatre Philadelphia, PA United States
FEB 02, 1995 - FEB 18, 1995
Ohio Theatre
New York, NY United States
Ohio Theatre New York, NY United States
FEB 27, 1994 - MAR 27, 1994
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Trinity Repertory Company
Providence, RI United States
Trinity Repertory Company Providence, RI United States

Awards (2)

OBIE Winner, Playwriting

Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Winner - shared (1994/95)