FIRSTBORN
a solo performance

written and performed by Gigi Rosenberg

What People Are Saying About This show:

Gigi Rosenberg is so funny! I have been thinking about this show every day since I saw it. It’s sweet, cosmic, thrilling and will help people not feel so singular and alone after a family fracture.
— Ariel Gore, author & literary midwife
Gigi’s writing, and the form she creates with her story, is so beautiful, engaging and compelling. She kept surprising me.
— Anet Ris-Kelman, multi-disciplinary performer
I found Gigi’s show inspiring on multiple levels—her natural storytelling ability, the way she wove the characters into and throughout the story and especially her willingness to share something so personal which touched everyone in the audience. Beautifully done!
— Susan Harrington, painter
Gigi’s story is witty, funny and heart wrenching.
— Judy Cappleman, teacher
I was riveted by Gigi Rosenberg’s performance. The journey she takes us on—from family conflict to individuation—exposes deeper truths about what we inherit and what our parents can never give us.
— Sage Cohen, author & poet

  Gigi and her father in New York City on February 28, 2012. 

Gigi and her father in New York City on February 28, 2012. 

WATCH Gigi perform the story "Stand Up" at Portland Story Theater and LISTEN to the song "Disinherited" written by Tom Rorem, inspired by Gigi's story:

Gigi Rosenberg performs her story "Stand Up" with Urban Tellers® Wordstock Edition on November 4, 2016 on the Portland Story Theater stage at the Fremont Theater. Hosted by Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard. Videography by Aaron Hartling.

The song "Disinherited" was inspired by stories from Gigi Rosenberg's story.  Recorded live at the Tractor Tavern on October 17, 2015. Filmed and produced by Live Syphon. Lyrics by Tom Rorem. Music by Lowlands.

 

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Banner photo by Chelsea Petrakis
2012 photo by Erica Berger