Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy
|Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy|
|Directed by||Andrea James|
|Produced by||Jamison Hebert|
|Written by||Alec Mapa|
|Music by||Marc Jackson|
|Edited by||Bryan Lukasic|
|78 minutes (theatrical)|
57 minutes (network)
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.
The play won the 2013 Bistro Award for Best Comedy Monology. It was also nominated for Outstanding New York Theatre: Off-Off Broadway at the 24th GLAAD Media Awards. Actor Ben Rimalower named it as one of ten solo shows that changed his life.
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