solo performance · jasminelou productions, inc. · Ages 14+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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JENNIFER CHUN certified reviewer July 13, 2019
Heather grabbed me immediately with her exceptional skill at characterization. Frankly, being born in a different social background and having the absolute opposite problem (how NOT to get pregnant) I thought I wouldn't be able to relate. However, her wry humor and boundless energy pulled me along in her journey. ... full review
VIVI THAI certified reviewer July 12, 2019
Fertile is a wonderfully written play exploring all the emotional nuances of what it takes to bring a child into this techno-godlike world. Heather Dowling is magnificent in telling her candid, compassionate and surprisingly complex story. Seeing multiple characters' points of view, I almost forgot I was watching a one-woman show! ... full review
MARNIE OLSON certified reviewer July 12, 2019
Heather Dowling is a stand-out performer who transitions seamlessly between characters. ... full review
JULIA BERGERON certified reviewer June 09, 2019
A journey filled with laughter and insight.... full review
ELIZABETH HACKETT certified reviewer June 09, 2019
In this sparkling one-woman show, Heather Dowling allows us to tag along on her personal journey of non-momhood. She deftly weaves together humor and grit as she tackles the conversation everyone is nervous to broach: fertility. Dowling is vulnerable, charming, and accessible; the show feels like having a chat with a best friend. Be you a parent or childfree, it's an honest peek behind the curtain of a taboo subject, with warmth, humor, and a cast of refreshing characters, all played by Dowling herself. Everyone, get Fertile!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2019
tagged as: funny · powerful · Brave · honest · truthful.
A witty, sincere and unflinching look at a painful subject we all have dealt with - in one way or another - but seldom talk about. Writer / performer Heather Dowling bravely mines material from her own experience and creates an intimate, funny, fly-on-the-wall experience like no other. Never dipping into sentimentality or self pity, even when she would have every right to. Highly recommended. ... full review
LARA REPKO certified reviewer June 10, 2019
tagged as: solo show · fertility · fulfillment · comedy · God
Heather takes an often taboo subject that no one ever talks about and places it front and center. She is at ease on the stage and has no problem switching between characters. Heather has this maternal nature that makes you wanna run on stage and give her a big ol’ hug! Also, I’ve never seen a solo show without a narrator that appears throughout the show and so I thought Heather’s decision to not have one was really cool, unique, and makes her show stand out. I had such a great time watching this show and not one time did I want it to be over. Watch this show for a masterclass of how to make a solo show.... full review
ANN-MARIE LARICCIA certified reviewer June 10, 2019
A beautifully poignant show focusing on what it means to be a mother, what it means to be a woman. The show is witty, thought provoking and tragic. Beautifully written and elegantly performed. ... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 10, 2019
So many of us have always taken having children for granted. Thanks to the comic genius of Heather Dowling, we will never think of that topic in the same way we have before. Dowling delivered a gem in her last Fringe show back in 2015, the only year we did not attend, so we were determined to catch her latest show, and we’re so glad we did. ... full review
LILY WYLIE certified reviewer June 10, 2019
tagged as: funny · emotional · interesting
I’ve seen this show twice, and cried twice!! Heather delivers this emotionally jam-packed performance with such deft that it leaves me impressed every time. Whatever your stance is on the subject, you’re going to leave with something to think about.... full review