When Claudia gets pregnant she has a very clear plan for how she wants to give birth. Her pre-natal anxieties inspire her father to create a device for safer deliveries and Claudia realizes that nothing ever goes quite as expected. Includes a conversation with playwright Chiara Atik and Dr. Judith Reichman, an OB/GYN and longtime medical contributor to The Today Show.
Bump is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in October 2020.
Directed by Rosalind Ayres
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
Lucy DeVito as Mary, Apple, Receptionist
Anna Lyse Erikson as Lemon, Third Woman
Alma Martinez as Maria
Anna Mathias as Midwife, Avocado, Doula
Ana Ortiz as Claudia
Moira Quirk as Walnut, Mama, Second Woman
Herbert Sigüenza as Luis
André Sogliuzzo as YouTube Guy
Devon Sorvari as Grapefruit, Waiting Mother
Inger Tudor as Narrator, Plum, Different Mama
Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson
Recording Engineer, Editor and Sound Designer: Neil Wogensen.
Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin
Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner
Mixed by Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.