Birth of the American Baroness Stella Starsky

About This Show

Stella Starsky shines in her moving and side-splitting solo play that explores both the mundane and the mystical implications of modern womandom free from motherhood, whether by choice or cast of the die. From her humble beginnings as a tweenage donut-maker in small-town Massachusetts, through a me-generational gauntlet of disco balls, body dysmorphia, designer dreams, and debatable dates with destiny, Starsky illumines our universal quest for value and validation, alighting on divinely human and hilarious realizations along the pro-creative path toward planetary parenthood.

about the artist

Stella Starsky is writer, performer and creator of American Baroness, (, a cultural site dedicated to empowering and ennobling childfree women. She holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, runs a private consultancy, and has been a columnist and contributor to such publications as Paris Vogue, Elle, The Daily Beast, Cosmopolitan, Allure, Glamour, The Times (London) . She is half of the performing and writing team Starsky + Cox and co-author of the bestselling books Sextrology (HarperCollins) and Cosmic Coupling (Random House). She has performed onstage at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Ars Nova and The Zipper Factory in New York City, at Oberon/American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, and at the Afterglow Festival in Provincetown, MA. She has appeared on numerous television and radio talk shows and was a regular featured guest on “Chelsea Lately” on E!

Praise for Stella Starsky

“Serves up quick wit combined with a sexy straightforwardness”—Harper’s Bazaar

“Vivacious and engaging…you can almost see the stars twinkling about her”—The Scotsman

“One of those slightly severe-looking high-cheekboned women who make glasses sexy”—San Francisco Chronicle

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:30pm

General Admission

$15 in advance

$18 at the door



Estimated Runtime
75 minutes

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Produced by

the Afterglow Festival

Directed by

Maria Silvaggi

Technical Director

Quinn Cox