Upcoming Solo Shows

Written and performed by Karin Trachtenberg, this autobiographical one-woman dramatic comedy dares to expose what lies beneath the mask of the perfect mother. Discovering her mother’s diaries after her passing, Karin, the heroine, begins to examine the history of their complicated relationship from the gritty, urban streets of New York, to her Swiss mother’s manicured orderliness.

The story follows her mother’s exodus from her homeland to pursue stardom and a better life, and how her fixation with beauty and outward appearances influenced Karin’s sense of worth. Engaged in dialogue with her mirrored reflection, Karin wrestles with her own inner demons.  What does the mirror uncover when we strip away the make-up?

A humorous and poignant journey of self-reflection, this show will resonate with anyone struggling with a complicated parental relationship, their own vanity and coming to terms with aging. Employing multimedia, mirrors and theatrical masks to enhance the storytelling, My Mother Has Two Faces tips the disney delusion on its head.

My Mother Had Two Faces had a triumphant world premiere in Los Angeles at the Solo Stars Series. Directed by and developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson, reviews called the play “riveting and poetic”, praising writer/performer Karin Trachtenberg’s storytelling abilities as “off the charts”.


Event Dates:

Thursday, March 14, 20244:00 pm Pacific
6:00 pm Central
7:00 pm Eastern


Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA

Theatre Row

410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA