Past Projects

MAMAISMS is Old-Fashioned Wisdom for a New Generation.  What we learn from Mama is truly timeless. We all know the Mamaisms, “Because I said so!” “Eat that food, there are starving children in the world!” or “Say that again and I’ll wash your mouth out with soap!” And, we have our own relationship to each one. Sonia Jackson gracefully balances both comedy and drama to uniquely present the criticism or praise, hostility or peace of growing up.

Sonia’s character work is remarkable and takes us on a roller coaster of universal themes about grandmas, mamas, children and mothering. Sonia’s grandma guides a multi-generational cast of characters of little boys and girls playing, teens discovering, mamastending and more to tell the stories that make us think about how to parent well and how to just be thoughtful, mindful and kind in life.

Mamaisms premiered to a packed house at the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast SOLOFEST 2019 at the Whitefire Theatre, was an Official Selection of BINGE FRINGE 2019 at Santa Monica Playhouse, it was selected for the SOARING SOLO STARS SERIES at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood and is now extending its local tour as part of the BLACK VOICES FESTIVAL 2020 at Whitefire Theatre. Come, be reminded, laugh and cry at the Mamaisms we grew up with and maybe learn a new one or two!”

MAMAISMS livestreaming in Black Voices Festival!


Livestreaming from Whitefire Theatre!