Adoption on the Stage

For those living in New York city, or who will be visiting New York, Brian Stanton’s one-man play about his adoption journey, “Blank”, will be playing from August 12-27 at the Manhattan Theater Source. The show is playing as part of the 15th annual New York International Fringe Festival.

The play deals with many difficult times in Stanton’s life, such as learning he was adopted as a child, and finding his birth mother, only to find out he was born due to a gang rape. The article in playbill describes “Blank” as a “darkly comic story of adoption and identity.”

Stanton still has a relationship with his birth mother and the Kansas City Star did a great feature on Stanton’s adoption journey and his play.

If you are interested in seeing “Blank” in New York City, the Manhattan Theater Source is located at 177 MacDougal Street between Eighth Street and Waverly Place. The article says to call (866) 468-7619 for reservations.

If you or your child is interested in beginning an adoption search, it is important to speak to your loved ones as well as an adoption counselor. Adoption STAR provides support for birth parents as well as adult adoptees.