SaraSolo-Fest Sarasota Florida, Jan 25th - Feb 3rd
White Fire Theatre Solo-fest, Los Angeles in February exact date TBA
This wonderful new work is written and performed by Maureen Muldoon, an actress who presents a very heartfelt, touching and often hilarious monologue that goes back and forth in time but is always fascinating and uplifting. Muldoon is strongly directed by Megan Wells, who helps this talented actress realize her authentic voice. The autobiographical show makes for a very delightful evening.
Muldoon has an impressive range. She’s expressive, with a level of intimacy that makes you almost feel she’s talking directly to you. Frank, seemingly effortless flow of dialogue that makes up this brave piece of dramatic work, which is an hour-long exploration of the outcomes when a child changes gender.
Muldoon, an inspirational speaker, storyteller, and Hollywood actress for several decades, has no difficulty connecting with the audience in this intimate performance space. She’s quirky and amusing, often sharing difficult stories from her background.
Big Giant Love, a dynamic solo performance by Maureen Muldoon, is strongly performed and directed. I was expecting this autobiographical work to be ponderous and sad but it’s not. It’s full of humor and warmth while showing the resilience and strength of the human spirit. – Doug Deuchler, OakPark.com
A professional actress and a natural storyteller, she’s capable of creating a very personal story that opens up and becomes an ongoing harrowing adventure with still unknown endings. She’s a mom whose 14-year-old, also very smart and very brave, has announced through a sign on her bedroom door that she is actually he.
In less capable hands, this odyssey in staged spoken word could easily spell disaster. It could slide into cliché or become mired in sentimentality. Here it bristles with intellect, embraces the unknown, finds electric joy in humor and trusts the future. It’s also like a fist sheathed in velvet pounding on iron demanding action.
In these doubting quivery times, when so many question whether their individual efforts bear any consequence, the power of one has the scent of a deceptive premise. How appropriate that, in this case, the reality of that power comes in the form of a mother. – Mitchell Oldham, City Pleasures
Big Giant Love succeeds at showing how parenting is also a process of sometimes-messy, but absolutely necessary, transformations for the future achieved through confronting the past. Maureen Muldoon is a captivating storyteller. – Kerry Reid, Windy City
it with an hour’s worth of rambling musings, mixed with song and some performance poetry. Muldoon brings a self-effacing charm to this tale.- Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader.
A beautiful exercise in bravery being re-enacted just about every weekend this month. In her “attempt to tell the truth about love”, Ms. Muldoon gave everyone present one giant gift. A gift that came with a directive: to use your voice. – Mitchell Oldham, City Pleasures
Maureen Muldoon belts out a story through her professional singing voice, her tongue twisting poetry rapidly and perfectly fired from her machine gun of a mouth, and her rubber-face-enhanced emotional flips going from giddy to the grave in mere hundredths of a second. – Paul Meyer
Maureen is a triple threat… an amazing playwright, a marvelous actress, an important new lyricist, storyteller, poet and she sing! The audience interrupted the piece with applause. The story took our breath away. – Raymond Wohl
This show is amazing. I’ve seen it twice and I don’t see anything twice unless of course, I forgot I saw it. And that technically wouldn’t be twice right? But this is not the case here. And I’m actually going again. Wanna join me? – Jodi Murphy
Opening night – amazing One Woman Show! Go see Maureen Muldoon, master storyteller, she will have you laughing, crying, smiling! So worth a short drive to Oak Park! Check it out! –Pam Bosse
Absolutely Phenomenal! If you weren’t able to come to the St. Louis, but have another chance to see Maureen’s one-woman show, don’t miss it!! I laughed, I cried, I felt love and I felt pain. All that from one woman on a stage by herself with 2 props. It was an experience I won’t forget.~ Barbara Goodman Siegel
Maureen is so amazing for speaking to the truth and creating the moment and the emotions so vividly that when her eyes tear up you are right there with her…teary eyed and in wonder of how does a mother walk into that room… awesome and amazing performance! – Carol Gadbaw
The opening show tonight with Maureen Muldoon. Brilliant, vulnerable, raw, real and funny. A must see! –Laura Savita Joachim
Very talented writer and performer who perfectly combines keen observations with honesty and wit. –Cindy Blank
What a powerful, thought-provoking, heart-tugging one-woman show written and performed by Maureen Muldoon. I attended the final performance of the run of “Big Giant Love” at the Madison Street Theater. If you missed it, for goodness sake – be on the lookout for the video at MaureenMuldoon.Com! The icing on the cake when her son Ryan came out at the end to sing and play an original song!
Rob and I saw Maureen Muldoon’s one-woman show this afternoon, and it was moving, inspiring, and thought-provoking. It touched our hearts as great art should. We highly recommend this show…. it’s not to be missed!
Don’t miss this show! Maureen’s talent, courage, humor, and wisdom will knock your socks off! So happy to share this brilliant experience with my daughters. Go see it, everyone! -Elizabeth Keats
This is a part of the coming out process that we don’t hear much about and yet is just as much a part of the experience. Maureen Muldoon presents her story in the context of all life stories: positioned between the generation that preceded her and the one that will follow – and how intertwined they are – echoing and influencing each other in ways that cannot always be predicted or controlled.
I so deeply appreciated her willingness to be this honest – an inspiration and affirmation that change can and often only happens through courageous humility and vulnerability.
GIANT LOVE SONG is amazing! Go see it while you can! –Rachel Anna
What a beautiful performance! –Editha Paras
Bravo brave one. Keep leading the way with love and tolerance. –Maureen Anne Claffy
Incredible play and performance. Unforgettable. Thank you, Maureen Muldoon, for your courage, vulnerability and giant heart!- Jennie Landfield
Saw Big Giant Love tonight starring Maureen Muldoon! * Impassioned * Funny * Moving * An interwoven timeless story that left me wanting to know more about Maureen’s Big Giant Love story. – Carol C C Miller
We had the pleasure of seeing this one-woman performance at the Madison Street Theatre. – Oak Park. Go see it! A myriad of emotions beautifully flowing from Maureen showing her vulnerable side, and also showing that you can survive and thrive when you do.
She’s a great actress, storyteller, a powerful but gentle being in the world. Did I say to go see it!? Go. Only one weekend left!! Don’t walk, run. — Janet Kane
What a moving performance by Maureen Muldoon – a one-woman show called ‘Big Giant Love’ at Madison Street Theatre in Oak Park, IL. My heart was deeply touched by her vulnerable expression. Go see it yourself: – Elsbeth Meuth
Wonderful night! Fantastic show!-Jamie Webster Dubrovay