Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy

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Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy
Directed byAndrea James
Produced byJamison Hebert
Alec Mapa
Andrea James
Marc Cherry
Written byAlec Mapa
StarringAlec Mapa
Music byMarc Jackson
CinematographyIan McGlocklin
Edited byBryan Lukasic
Andrea James
Distributed byShowtime
Release date
  • March 15, 2014 (2014-03-15) (Los Angeles)
Running time
78 minutes (theatrical)
57 minutes (network)
CountryUnited States

Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy is a 2013 one-man show by Alec Mapa.[1] It was made into a concert film that screened at film festivals in 2014 and premiered on Showtime in 2015.[2]


The show begins with Mapa discussing his love of live theatre and his sex life. Mapa explains that he had a midlife crisis where he lost weight and went to gay clubs with younger men, putting stress on his marriage. He and his husband always wanted to have children, so they enrolled in foster care classes after Mapa performed during a cruise for R Family Vacations. They decided to adopt an older African American boy after learning that it was harder for African American boys to be adopted. Mapa describes funny and touching moments from being a new father. It ends with a slide show of the day his son Zion was adopted. The film includes behind-the scenes material at Mapa’s home.[3]


The live performance premiered at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Manhattan on February 9, 2012.[4][5]

The play won the 2013 Bistro Award for Best Comedy Monology.[6][7] It was also nominated for Outstanding New York Theatre: Off-Off Broadway at the 24th GLAAD Media Awards.[8][9][10] Actor Ben Rimalower named it as one of ten solo shows that changed his life.[11]

At the film’s premiere, Mapa received the 2014 Fusion Achievement Award from Outfest.[12] The film was also named one of the year’s top ten LGBT documentaries by The Advocate.[13]


  1. ^ Mann, Leslie (November 17, 2013). "Alec Mapa's newest role: Daddy". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Stockly, Ed (June 11, 2015). "Friday's TV Highlights: 'Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy' on Showtime". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Johns, Myke; Lemley, John (October 3, 2014). "Instant Family: Alec Mapa's "Baby Daddy" at Out on Film". WABE. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Gans, Andrew (February 9, 2012). "Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy Plays the Laurie Beechman Theater Feb. 9-11". Playbill. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  5. ^ Wallis, Scott (January 12, 2012). "LISTEN: Alec Mapa Dishes Gay Cruises, Justin Utley Sings About Freedom". Queerty. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  6. ^ Dworetzky, Tom (March 6, 2013). "Bistro Awards 2013: Gala honors cabaret veterans, welcomes rising stars". New York Daily News. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  7. ^ Gioia, Michael (March 4, 2013). "Lainie Kazan, Maurice Hines, T. Oliver Reid, Justin Vivian Bond and More Receive 2013 Bistro Awards March 4". Playbill. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Lehman, Daniel (January 16, 2013). "GLAAD Announces Nominees for 2013 Media Awards". Backstage. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  9. ^ Brydum, Sunnivie (January 16, 2013). "GLAAD Announces Best of Media, Including The Advocate". The Advocate. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "2013 GLAAD Media Award Nominees Unveiled". Deadline Hollywood. January 16, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  11. ^ Rimalower, Ben (October 12, 2014). "Top 10 LGBT Solo Shows That Changed My Life". The Advocate. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  12. ^ Saadi, Ziyad (January 16, 2013). "Outfest Announces Lineup for 2014 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival". IndieWire. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  13. ^ Reynolds, Daniel (December 24, 2014). "The 10 Best LGBT Documentaries of 2014". The Advocate. Retrieved November 4, 2015.

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