The autobiographical solo show Mouth Wide Open will be brought to the American Repertory Theater in late May by the Emmy Award nominee Amy Brenneman. Amy Brenneman has been known for roles on “Private Practice,” “NYPD Blue” and “Judging Amy”. Amy Brenneman co-created the piece “Mouth Wide Open” with Sabrina Peck. The show will be aired on the Loeb Stage from May 24-29.
According to A.R.T. juxtaposes is a hunger for the spiritual with the externalized pressures of celebrity. From a Tibetan temple in Kathmandu to an evangelical church in the Mississippi Delta, from the hype of the red carpet to the cold reality of a hospital room, Brenneman is our guide on an epic journey that takes us to the place where illness and spirituality collide. This fearless look at the ecstatic, irreverent, and sometimes excruciating dance between the sacred and the profane harnesses the intimacy of a confessional and the heightened theatricality of the stage as Brenneman tell her story with dazzling candor.
Amy Brenneman showed up in Measure for Measure at A.R.T. Saint Joan of the Stockyards at Yale Rep, The Learned Ladies for Classic Stage Company, God’s Heart at Lincoln Center Theater and A Nervous Smile at Williamstown Theatre Festival are inclusive of the credits.
Brenneman was born in New London, Connecticut and is the daughter of Frederica Joanne who is a judge of the Connecticut State Superior Court, and Russell Langdon Brenneman who is an environmental lawyer. Amy Brenneman co-founded Cornerstone Theatre Company while she was at Harvard University.