The Good Adoptee
The Good Adoptee is award-winning playwright Suzanne Bachner’s true story of her intrepid and relentless search for her birth parents in the face of New York State’s sealed records. Suzanne must overcome both external and internal challenges: an officious social worker, her loyalty to her beloved Mom and Dad, the temptation to become her own Identity Thief and an outrageous Jersey reality show genealogist. The play is anti-secrecy, anti-closed records, pro-adoptee rights, and pro-all parents.
Join Access MA for this special 90-minute one act play, performed for the benefit of Access Massachusetts, followed by a talkback with Suzanne Bachner and actor Anna Bridgforth.
“Brava to Suzanne Bachner and The Good Adoptee. Incredible Writing and Performance! A powerful show that I believe the entire world needs to see!” – Suz Bednarz, birthmother, writingmywrongs.com
“Anna Bridgforth, an actor of enormous intelligence and warmth and intensity, brings Suzanne’s own journey to life with energy, vivacity, and empathy…An exciting story that ultimately empowers an audience to set forth on further explorations of every corner of the human experience. Which is, I think, a grand mission indeed.” – Martin Denton, NYTheater Now
“The story is moving and compelling and keeps us interested to the end. With a rich, intelligent script and a sensitive, spirited performance by Anna Bridgforth.” – Bob Criso, Hi! Drama
“Talented actor Anna Bridgforth delivers a stellar performance that grabs the audience’s attention and holds it to the end.” – London Free Press
“The Good Adoptee made me laugh and cry. It spoke to my heart. What a powerful piece of work – the script is tight and packed with emotion, the performance is brilliant and spot on. Perfection. As an adoptee, I could relate to every nuance. My heart was celebrating all the way through, soaring knowing that our common story is being told in such a talented and powerful way – out in the world for all to see – as adoptees we long to be understood, and this play, this piece of work, makes our hearts and souls accessible to be known to others who might not otherwise see our reality.” – Betsie Norris, Executive Director, Adoption Network Cleveland