You Complete the Picture has been through a rich journey and birthing process starting as a one woman show, a "living memoir" entitled, Whoops, I Forgot to Have Kids. It began as a woman’s struggle to come to grips with not having children and make sense of her life. In her journey she copes with the loss of her mother and her chance at "motherhood". She curates her mother's closet, the metaphorical closet of her history revealed through objects, memories, songs and the social context of the times. She struggles to let go of "stuff", of attachments and external opinions and in the process discovers a broader definition of what it means to mother. The ODC Theater in San Francisco chose it as the first in their Director's Fund New Works Initiative. It was the first step culminating in a staged reading/workshop for 140 people in San Francisco. The piece as Whoops had two Roundtable Readings at the Lark Play Development Center in New York, two readings in San Francisco as part of the Dramatist Guild Footlights and the Tides Theater, a fiscally sponsored theater of the San Francisco Playhouse. In 2013, I had a reading at Abingdon Theater in NYC as part of Page to Stage.
In 2015 an additional workshop at the Lark featured a cast of two women and a man and gave birth to You Complete the Picture. In its new iteration it is a conceptual art piece involving an interdisciplinary collaboration, an integration of a performance-based work with music and an object-based interactive exhibition. It blurs the lines between the artist and the audience, reality, memory and nostalgia.
2015 You Complete the Picture. The Lark Play Development Center, NY
2014 Whoops I Forgot to Have Kids. Tides Theatre, SF, CA
2013 Whoops I Forgot to Have Kids. Tides Theatre, SF, CA / Abington Theater, NY
2012 Whoops, I Forgot to Have Kids. The Lark Play Development Center
2010 Whoops, I Forgot to Have Kids. The Lark Play Development Center, NY
2007 Whoops, I Forgot to Have Kids. ODC Theatre, SF, CA
In addition, Bonnie has enjoyed her recent entry into theater production. After participating in Commercial Theater Institute, she was Associate Producer of Ann starring Holland Taylor at Lincoln Center Theater on Broadway, involved with the production of The Glass Menagerie starring Cherry Jones on Broadway, Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally staring Tyne Daly, and Here Lies Love at the Public Theater with music by David Bryne and Fat Boy Slim.