Doula Monster

By Devorah Shubowitz
Directed by Danielle Aziza
February 22 – March 10
FEB 22 - MAR 10; THU, FRI, SAT at 8 PM, SUN at 3 PM

Executive Director, Crystal Field


Doula Monster

A play about deferred dreams that do not come true told also through movement and dance.

February 22 – March 10, 2024
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 3 PM
Tickets: $18
Run Time: 80 minutes

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Street)

Eighteen-year-old Neshama dreams of becoming a dancer. When she is suspended from her religious school for taking dance classes, she puts her dreams on hold to create social change in her community. In her quest, she seeks support from a feminist birth education and doula organization and discovers that they are not who they advertise themselves to be. The devastating betrayal by a feminist group promising to provide space for women’s authentic voices upends Neshama’s mission. To move on, she must encounter the different parts of herself. Doula Monster unfolds in movement and dance, inviting the audience to discern between ideology and intuition.

Mackenzie Grace
Charlotte Teresa Guerrero
Vivian Hunt
Annie Lewis
Brady Moldrup
ReW Starr

Danielle Aziza – Director
Leah Wilks – Movement Director
Sasha Lysenko – Lighting and Sound Designer
Matthew Seepersad – Stage Manager and Lighting and Sound Engineer
Devorah Shubowitz – Playwright and Producer


COVID Protocol:
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.