A poignant true story of a woman who turned her tale of foster care and adoption by a Jewish family into a heart-rending play. A courageous and energetic storyteller, she brings life’s complex issues of identity, strength, character, and charm to the stage. We experience what it must have been like to grow up adopted.
The listener is taken on a beautiful journey that explores self-identity, the importance of family, and the search for self. We follow her path and realize we are all in a constant search despite our experiences. In a world that sheds darkness for many abandoned children, Jeanette sheds light. She shares both harsh reality and inspiration down roads that are universal in their truths. She instills that love has no boundaries.
Her story is rich with wit and humor, whether it’s auditioning for a family or being brought in for a line-up, it is spiced with the trials of a young girl’s journey into adulthood. What’s Your Name, Who’s Your Daddy? is the odyssey of one adoptee who challenges us to laugh, to cry and to go inside our own souls and explore the beauty and courage we all encompass in ourselves.
Scenes include Foster Care Auditioning For a Family My New Home Roll Call Adopted! Mother Scouting Jadonna New York City, here I come! Oh, Father Book Pals.
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- Sharon L. Bernet
Inspirational story of the lost inner child!
Listening to this play, by the woman who lived it, brought tears to my eyes. It made me realize what a child must feel when they don’t know where they came from. The void in their heart, feeling unloved and abandoned, This play takes you on the journey of self love. Being old enough to know you’re literally being ripped away from one family and placed in another must have been such a scary feeling. To know that this little girl grew up, to be the amazing Therapist she is, really goes to show you that you can overcome obstacles in life, but you will never forget the path that led you there. Very Well done! Encore!