Solo Arts Heal
with ANCAN

Excerpts, talkbacks and Q&A with special guests
providing health and healing education and advocacy.

Wednesday August 25, 2021 | 7:30pm PT


Performs excerpts from her one woman show,



Shelby Hofer will share scenes from her one-woman show, High Risk, Baby! a comedy about the child within the mother, and Shelby’s personal voyage from infertility to motherhood, told from the perspective of both her 8-year-old and adult self. During the 75-minute autobiofictional ride, Lenora is on a mission, but her not-so-inner child is bursting with irreverent questions about DNA, ADD, quantum physics, boners & babies — where they come from, how they get here, and mostly, how she can get one. With hilarious and maddening advice from her sex-ed teacher, Elvis, Mr. Rogers, the mysterious Dr. Mark, and a bunch of ill-mannered “dolls,” Lenora and her Honey board a train for a wild adventure that leads to some unexpected destinations.


About Shelby Hofer

Shelby Hofer is an award-winning actress, writer and director, and the Co-director of Atlanta-based PushPush Arts (formerly PushPush Film & Theater) where she develops distinctive opportunities for artists to take risks, explore new ideas and collaborate. In addition to her noted stage and film work at PushPush, she has appeared on many stages locally, nationally, and internationally. In Atlanta, her many stage performances include seven productions at Horizon Theater, including the critically acclaimed solo comedy, Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck. Her work also includes film, commercials, multimedia, teaching, writing, directing and stand up comedy. Her 2009-2011 performances of the solo show 101 Humiliating Stories garnered numerous awards including one of the Top 50 Shows of the Decade and a Best Actress award from Creative Loafing Atlanta in 2010.


Solo performers present real-life, empowering stories. Transformative experiences for audiences. A theater of resilience that celebrates overcoming mental and physical life challenges and offers hope and inspiration. SOLO ARTS HEAL includes excerpts, talkbacks, and Q&A that provide education and advocacy. Readings or clips of performances will be shared by artists in conversation with Gail Schickele, whose work as a manager and producer of solo artists inspired collaboration of performing arts presenters with artists on a medical track based on their personal experience. The collective creative vision? To help communities through educational outreach and the healing power of the Arts. 

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