Soho Playhouse ANNOUNCES: Dear Mom, Sorry for Being a Bitch
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(New York, NY) SOHO PLAYHOUSE'S HURON CLUB Darren Lee Cole, Producing Artistic Director; Britt Lafield, Managing Director) announced today the upcoming engagement of Dear Mom, Sorry for Being a Bitch for its New York premiere. Created by Christine Covode (UCB, Second City), Dear Mom, Sorry for Being a Bitch will begin its 5-performance only limited run in-person at Soho Playhouse's (15 Vandam St, New York, NY 10013) Huron Club on September 7, 2022. Directed by the creator Christine Covode, Dear Mom, Sorry for Being a Bitch will have its first performance on September 7, 2022 and play a limited run through September 10, 2022.

The cast will include Alex Dickson (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), Dan Kelly (UCB, Second City, Ars Nova), and will be led by the creator/director Christine Covode (UCB, Second City).

"This show is a gift to my mom who got the brute force of my developmental bitchiness", Says creator and director and actor Christine Covode. "In it carries moments she never got to see, conversations she never got to hear and experiences I never welcomed her into. This show is for her, and for all the moms who wonder if their kids ever notice them. They do! And Moms, we are sorry for being bitches along the way!"

A one-woman comedy show (with guests!), written by and starring Christine Covode, Dear Mom, Sorry For Being A Bitch details the evolution of a girl's relationship with her mom as time takes them through the ages. Starting in elementary school, when Mom is your best friend, through middle and high school when she becomes the bane of your existence, all the way until college and beyond when you finally begin to appreciate her. Speaking into her video diary for the entirety of the performance, the story makes its way inside the mind of a distressed teenager as she slowly grows to love and understand the person who was always by her side. Come ride the hilarious yet deeply moving roller coaster ride and watch as Christine peels back the woman behind the minivan wheel. With the help of a Motley crew of characters, our protagonist travels back in time and retells each b!tchy phase of life with honesty, humor and deep apology. There are boys (you know who u are), haunting college counselors, silly bandz, razor phones, layered tank tops, first kisses and even some HAWT makeouts on stage. Just kidding, it's middle school. COME ONE COME ALL!

After its premiere at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival then a sold out two-night show at the iconic iO Theatre in Chicago, Soho Playhouse's upcoming run of Dear Mom, Sorry for Being a Bitch marks Christine Covode's New York Off-Broadway debut. From its previous California run, audiences praised Dear Mom, Sorry for Being a Bitch for its "Brilliantly natural, witty dialogue and a flawless transition to an achingly gorgeous sobering ending", often commenting on Covode's "truly universal content forms a bridge for everyone to explore life's sometimes messy back pages". The Larchmont Review called it "charming and funny as hell" and that it "perfectly expresses the awkwardness of coming of age".

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The performance schedule for Dear Mom, Sorry for Being a Bitch is as follows:
Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 7pm; and Saturday at 7pm.

Tickets to Dear Mom, Sorry for Being a Bitch are now available to the public at Soho Playhouse's website, TDF, Goldstar, and TodayTix.

Dear Mom, Sorry for Being a Bitch is also thrilled to announce a special offer: All moms in attendance to each performance will be given an exclusive fast track bathroom pass!


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CHRISTINE COVODE (Creator/Director, Girl) is an actor/writer/comedian living in Brooklyn. She studied theater at the University of Michigan, Pitzer College and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Christine is a Chicago native who polished her improv skills at iO (Improv Olympic) and The Second City. Now based in NY, Christine has worked on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, several documentaries about kick-ass women (Oprah and Hillary Clinton) along with more light-hearted fare (BattleBots and Families of the Mafia). Christine's 2-woman sketch team "Sleepover" can be seen frequently at AsylumNYC and the Brooklyn Comedy Collective. Pre-pandemic you could catch Christine performing improv regularly at iO or at a greek diner where she served juicy chicken to mean people! Her solo show, Dear Mom, Sorry For Being a Bitch, originated in LA, then bopped over to Chicago and is now making its Off-Broadway debut here at the SoHo Playhouse. The show is funny, but it has a lot of heart (much like Christine herself). If you know Christine you know she is a comedian at her core but employs humor to tease out weightier matters. She is here to make you laugh but don't be surprised if she gets your cheeks wet! Christine's day job involves making TikTok videos for companies who want to appear "hip and cool" online. Yes. This is a real job.

LIV RHODES (Producer) is a producer, writer, and director based in Brooklyn, NY. A producer by fate, an artist through necessity, and a casual comedian by circumstance - Liv centers her work around simple snippets of humanity and the democratic power of laughter. Raised in a rigorous academic environment shunning creativity, Liv learned to turn to the stories of the stage and screen for the escape they provided her. Since then, she has worked to generate such stories to affect audiences, as countless did for her. Liv was the producing associate for the original Broadway productions of Pass Over, Is This a Room, and Dana H. Liv has also worked with the writing teams of Scotland, PA (by Adam Gwon & Michael Mitnick, dir. Lonny Price, Roundabout Theatre Company); The Griswold's Broadway Vacation (by Steve Rosen & David Rossmer, prod. Ken Davenport w/ Warner Media); as well as many projects in film/tv including: The Light of Days (Amblin), Untitled Audrey Hepburn Project (dir. Luca Guadagnino, Rooney Mara), Muppet Man (Disney), and more. During her time at Vassar College, Liv directed and produced the first production of Fly By Night after its 2014 premiere at Playwrights Horizons. Outside of her work, Liv can be found listening to podcasts whilst knitting or sewing her own garments or yelling at/about her cat, Minerva.

SARAH SPANGLER (Line Producer) Hailing from Michigan, Sarah Spangler is a writer and producer in New York City with a special interest in comedy and science fiction. Sarah started in film at The University of Michigan where her love for innovative storytelling began. While there, Sarah's screenplay When Trains Fall From Space won the Judge's Award at the Lightworks Film Festival. After completing her bachelors, Sarah continued her education at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Since then, she has worked in many different areas of the industry including late night production at Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, reality / documentary production at ISH Entertainment, and Sci-fi / Horror acquisition and distribution at Gunpowder and Sky. Sarah is also a part of two writing groups, Big Moon Productions and MoonBounce. One project Sarah co-wrote, "First Light", was selected as a 2020 finalist in The Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum's annual summit. In her freetime, Sarah can be found on the tennis court or performing Improv with Christine and their team Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt-Schermerhorn.

ALEX DICKSON (Mom) Alex is an actor and improvisor living in Brooklyn, NY. She started in Chicago as an understudy for the Touring Company of Second City, and ended pre-covid as a teacher and Stepfather and ASSSSCAT cast member at Upright Citizens Brigade. Alex was classically trained at Circle in the Square Theatre School. On TV you may have seen her on commercials or on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. You might have also heard her on the podcasts Everything is Alive and The Truth.

DAN KELLY (Boy) DAN KELLY is an actor, writer, and comedian originally from Springfield, MA. With his company Wet Paint Theatre, Dan has written, produced, and appeared in 2 original parody musicals. Recent credits include: Ariel in The Tempest, Robert F. Kennedy in RFK with Face to Face Films, Malcolm in Macbeth, and Booker in Douglas Carter Beane's recent Revival of Babes in Arms. Dan can be seen regularly in Accomplice New York, a comedic and interactive mystery show. Dan is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and was a member of their 2019-2020 Acting Company. Enjoy the show! www.itsdankelly.com

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