One-Woman Show Planned for Tuesday

September 2, 2011

On the first day of classes at Hartwick College, Christine Corpuz will perform her one-woman show, I Am Nothing Like My Mother. The show will be staged at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6 in Slade Theatre, Yager Hall, on the College campus. Admission is free to all Hartwick students, faculty and staff.

Corpuz will play multiple characters who explore the contradictions and gray areas in mother/daughter relationships: at times fulfilling, dramatic, loving, powerful, competitive, and joyful. I Am Nothing Like My Mother employs a Filipina Nanay mother-figure, not only as a character with a funny accent, but ultimately as a bridge for other characters in the play to live out the seeming contradictions in their respective lives.

There will be a short talkback with Corpuz after the performance on the Slade Theatre stage. She will also teach a performance workshop, open to anyone from the campus community, from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7.

A graduate of the prestigious NYU Graduate Acting program, Corpuz is an award-winning young actress who has previously presented I Am Nothing Like My Mother at The Nuyorican Poets Café (Audelco Award Nomination), UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Cal State Los Angeles, The Whitefire Theatre, SIPA in Historic Filipinotown - Los Angeles,

The residency - including the production, talkback, and workshop -- is made possible by the Cyrus Mehri Global Pluralism Fellowship & Mentoring Faculty Award, given to Mark deRoziere '13 and his faculty mentor, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Marc E. Shaw, who are curating the events. The Cardboard Alley Players and Department of English & Theatre Arts are co-sponsors.

I Am Nothing Like My Mother contains some harsh language. More information can be found at

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