January 26, 2023 Broadway World named "MotherFreakingHood!" 2022's Best New Play or Musical (Professional) for the Kansas City region, with additional nominations going to Heidi Van for Best Director, Teri Adams for Best Actor and MotherFreakingHood! for Best Play. Congratulations to Fishtank Theatre, Inc on this award-winning production!
KMBZ's Dana Wright
December 8, 2022 Check out Dana Wright's VERY NSFW review of the show in Kansas City.
July 10, 2017 Harriett D. Foy, Erin Leigh Peck, Veronica Reyes-How, Annie Dow and Jimmy Brewer join the cast of MotherFreakingHood! for the 2017 New York Musical Festival. Read more in Broadway World!
Kansas City Star 2015
June 1, 2015 Theatre critic Robert Trussell with the Kansas City Star calls “MotherFreakingHood!” a “slickly executed, beautifully performed series of musical vignettes…” stating “The original songs by Julie Dunlap and Sara Stotts are clever, irreverent and inventive…” Read the complete review for his praise of ultra-talented director Heidi Van and cast Jennifer Mays, Nancy Nail, Sara Carolyn Kennedy, Vanessa Severo and Anthony Gasbarre, as well as musical director Daniel Doss and the exceptional crew!
Broadway World 2015
May 31, 2015 Find out why Steve Wilson with Broadway World believes “MotherFreakingHood!” is “without a doubt the funniest musical comedy of the theater season in Kansas City… The two playwrights have masterfully filled the pages with so much humor that like the movies Airplane and The Naked Gun it must be seen several times to catch it all.”
June 6, 2015 William Crum with the Wyandotte Daily was blown away by “MotherFreakingHood!”, enthusiastically claiming “It’s one of the most entertaining plays I have seen in a long time. When I saw it I laughed so hard my sides began to hurt and tears rolled down my cheek.”
Fox 4 Morning Show 2015
May 20, 2015 Julie and Sara are back on morning network television, much to the surprise of the FCC! They brought along Sara Carolyn Kennedy for a sneak peek, performing Has Anyone Seen My Baby (Part III) on Kansas City’s Fox 4 Morning Show with music director Daniel Doss accompanying.
Kansas City Star 2014
Sept 1, 2014 Julie and Sara are not the only moms fighting for freedom from Pinterest perfection. Read more about their mission in the Kansas City Star: “After one of their shows, an older woman approached Dunlap and Stotts to say that the musical had expressed what had been in her head for decades.”
Lawrence Journal World 2013
Sep 2, 2013
REVIEW Read the wonderful review of the Lawrence production in the Lawrence Journal World: “Dunlap and Stotts render an irreverent and sentimental, flawed and perfect, dirty and sweet look at what they call the world’s second-oldest profession.” “How do you describe “Mother%$!#hood” succinctly? Fun.”
FEATURE The Lawrence Journal World looked at MotherF*ingHood in a fantastic feature on our Lawrence production. “Julie is a wonderful writer with a real Erma Bombeck quality,” (says Ric Averill, the Arts Center’s performing arts artistic director ) “We’re really pleased to be working with her.”