To breed or not to breed: that is the question Joyful Raven wrestles with in her new solo show. Blending standup and storytelling, Raven recounts her difficult reproductive “choices” and contends with her primal baby making instincts. Should she surrender to the role of weird aunty OR start a GoFundMe to freeze her geriatric eggs? With her breeding window rapidly shrinking, she reflects on her abortions, the father of her abortions and the complexity of modern womanhood. A timely dark comedy with deep heart. Come for the laughs and stay for the sex education…in case you forgot how babies were made.
Breed or Bust is fresh off a successful world premiere at the Playground Solo Performance Festival in San Francisco where it played to sold out houses. Raven is a veteran solo performer; her last show “Tales of a Sexual Tomboy” appeared in the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival in 2017, won best of the Fringe at the San Francisco International Fringe Festival in 2016, had an Off-Broadway run on 42nd St in New York City and was dubbed“…one of the funniest shows now on display on Bay Area stages” by the SF Chronicle.