Mother of God
MOTHER OF GOD is a fantasia on the life of the mother of Jesus Christ -- Mary of Nazareth. Featuring stand-up, story-telling, and movement, MOTHER OF GOD probes the untold stories of our lady of perpetual mercy and reveals her as an Instagramming, mega-church owning stoner who is just trying to make it through. Funny, irreverent, musical, ridiculous, baroque, and draggy, MOTHER OF GOD marks Sophia’s debut as a solo artist-- and will probably get them excommunicated.
Sophia K Metcalf
Sophia K. Metcalf is, above anything, a clown. They are also an actor, musician, writer, physical performance artist, and life-long student. They most recently appeared in a featured role in I Am No Longer Here on Netflix, and as Puck in UC Irvine’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. After gradua
ting from UCI Irvine’s prestigious and selective MFA program, they are returning to their native tri-state area to continue their life’s work: filling the world with magic and laughter. More at www.sophiakmetcalf.com or on Instagram @sophiakmetcalf.
Sarah Jo Monaghan
Sarah Jo is a crusty swamp witch moonlighting as a Costume Designer, Cutter/Draper and ne’re-do-well. When not muttering in the dark from behind her sewing machine, she enjoys hunting the wild yeasts in aid of perfecting her sourdough rye loaf. She’s a Libra on the cusp of Virgo and dislikes squeaky athletic socks and kale.
Swampy details can be found here: https://www.sarahjomonaghan.com/
Nita Mendoza is a lighting designer based in the Los Angeles area who enjoys working on performing art installations and loves the collaborative process of this industry. Recent UCI credits include The Survival Project and New Slate 2019. Her and her cat enjoy spending quality time together while watching The Office and appreciating their different forms of catnip.
To see more of her designs, please hit this link: www.nitamemdesigns.com
Ezra Anisman is a sound designer, composer, and all around good time. They enjoyed translating their Jewish guilt into Catholic guilt for the purposes of this project. Ezra’s previous design credits at UCI include: Hoodoo Love, Parliament Square, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Sozialwelt . Ezra likes to spend their precious spare time, watching reality television with their partner and singing gently to their houseplants. For more spirited sounds visit www.eanismansound.com
Nettle Ada is a visual artist specializing in procedural computer graphics as well as a folk punk musician, analog audio signal processing circuit designer, free and open source software enthusiast, and a raging transsexual. In their free time they can be found being a lovely housewife, reading anarchist theory and speculative fiction, or trying to understand the heterosexuals through the spectacle that is reality TV. Does that sound like a good time? If so, you might enjoy NettleAda.com
Heather has been stage managing for over a decade. She has her BA in Theatre from CSU Bakersfield and is about to enter her final year at UC Irvine where she is working towards her MFA in Stage Management. Past credits span across dance concerts, dramas, musicals, Shakespeare, and theatre for young audiences.
Lucas Esperanza-Goodman is honored to be working on Mother of God with such a brilliant team! Born and raised in San Diego, California, Lucas is a director, producer, and actor and will soon be graduating from UC Irvine with Honors in Drama. Recent UCI directing credits include Merging Lanes by Nick Krentel and Six Inch Adjustable by Stuart Warmflash. Lucas sends his love and gratitude to Brown Bag Theatre Company and all the beautiful humans at UCI he’s had the honor of working with!