Thursday, August 2, 2012

"BLANK" Comes to Chicago


"A powerful solo show...deeply moving..."- LA WEEKLY

"Blank is a moving exploration of identity " - Backstage

“Packed to the brim with material, BLANK is a powerful piece.”
–Show Business Weekly


Nationally Acclaimed Solo Play BLANK

Supports Adoptee Rights Coalition Art & Politics Meet to Tackle Tough Truths of Adoption and Identity.
Brian Stanton, "Blank held this reviewer enthralled, amused, and emotionally touched from start to finish.” –StageSceneLA


BLANK Productions is proud to present Playwright/Actor Brian Stanton’s award-winning, nationally acclaimed, original solo play BLANK, directed by McKerrin Kelly. Stanton plays 12 characters to share his true adoption story, the title referring to the name space on his Original Birth Certificate. Brian embarks on a mythical quest for identity only to learn he’s a product of rape.
BLANK had its World Premiere in Los Angeles, CA in April of 2010. Since then, BLANK has visited Off Broadway New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Kansas City, Orlando, San Diego and several other cities in Southern California garnering critical acclaim along the way including a “Best Solo Actor” award at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City and 2
StageSceneLA awards.


SUNDAY AUGUST 5th 7:30 pm, $20

Prop Theatre, 3502 N. Elston, Chicago, IL.
Event precedes the Adoptee Rights Coalition (ARC) demonstration at the National Conference ofState Legislators on Monday, August 6th outside the Convention Center downtown Chicago. ARC supports all legislation that will give all adopted adults unconditional restored access to their own birth certificates. Illinois is one of only six states in the United States that allows this access.


Stanton will donate half of proceeds to the Adoptee Rights Coalition who is hosting its own protest event the following day.


SUNDAY AUGUST 5th 7:30 pm, $20
For further information on BLANK, please visit
"What (Stanton) does is give us a glimpse of the unique journey the adopted person takes to understand and appreciate their personal history. A play that betters our understanding of that journey is an important one. For fifteen years I have lived and loved someone who was adopted. And I’m grateful to Mr. Stanton for helping me appreciate my partner’s journey even more." –

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