Hundreds of Sisters & One BIG Brother

Written and Performed by Deborah Swisher

Directed by Elyse Singer

She was just another Black-Jewish girl growing up in Berkeley in the 60's, until Flower Power Mom moved her into a new family of, oh, about 2,000. A hilarious and poignant look at life growing up in a commune.

Originated at the Sundance Institute

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"Ms. Swisher is wonderful" - New York Times

"You can't help leaving the theatre inspired" - Time Out New York

"Compellingly universal...beautifully extraordinary personal odyssey that is a provocative parable of our time..." -San Francisco Examiner

"...Swisher's story is so interesting and her delivery so engaging that she could hold an audience in her thrall no matter what she performed..." -Oakland Tribune

"...a poetic, harrowing, funny, insightful, and richly satisfying protrait of a vanished time and lost innocence." -BackStage West "Critic's Pick"

"Ever since the Dead died and our soon-to-be president admitted to smoking pot, it's been hard to make the '60's fresh, but the ingenious directing, creative set design, and superb writing in Hundreds of Sisters is enough to make you say "Groovy!" -The San Francisco Bay Guardian

Harold Clurman Theatre, New York, NY (Winter 2000)
Brava Theater Center, San Francisco, CA (Spring, 1999)
HERE, New York, NY (Summer & Fall, 1998)
Gloucester Stage, Gloucester, MA (Fall, 1996)
Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Minneapolis, MN (Fall, 1995)

Marshalls Women in Comedy Festival
Downtown Arts Festival
Frontera Fest, Austin TX
New York Theatre Workshop's "O Solo Mio" Festival
Williamstown Theatre Festival
The Public Theatre's "New Works Now Festival"

HBO Workspace, Los Angeles, CA
American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA
Sundance Institute, Sundance, UT