A funny, deeply relatable and human story about mothers and daughters just trying to figure it all out.
Nicole is smart, successful, married to a hot guy—and unapologetically fat. But her formerly fat, now obsessively thin mom, Helen, fixates on Nicole’s weight. When Nicole visits her hometown for her best friend’s baby shower and reveals that she’s also pregnant, mom and daughter are forced to confront how Helen’s difficulty accepting Nicole’s body—and her own—has shaped their relationship. A deeply felt, irreverent comedy about motherhood, fatphobia, and the emotional legacy we pass on to our children.
At Actors Theatre: Director, God Said This (2018 Humana Festival). Regional Theatre: I WANNA FUCKING TEAR YOU APART at Studio Theatre (Playwright/Director, 2017 Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding New Play, 2019 Dramatists Guild Foundation Writers Alliance Grant). Select directing credits include Straight White Men at Marin Theatre Company and Or, What She Will at Hangar Theatre. Off-Broadway: Directing credits include God Said This at Primary Stages, Kentucky at Ensemble Studio Theatre/Page 73 and The Rafa Play at The Flea Theater. Additional Credits: Gould's work has been workshopped at Cutting Ball, Z Space, the Playwrights’ Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Manhattan Theatre Club and The Lark. Gould is a member of New Dramatists and Ensemble Studio Theatre, a Yaddo and MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows alumna and current Ingram New Works Playwright. She is the artistic director of Morgan Gould & Friends, her own company with 13 other actors/designers/producers. She received her B.A. in directing from Fordham University and her M.F.A. in Playwriting from Brooklyn College. Gould is a recent graduate of Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program.