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Lisa Ramirez in "Exit Cuckoo" (photo by Carel DiGrappa)

Lisa Ramirez’s “Exit Cuckoo” Turns a Gimlet Eye on Nannying and Motherhood

Playwright/performer/nanny Lisa Ramirez interweaves her own story with vivid vignettes of nannies from Ireland, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. She also paints unforgettable portraits of a pragmatic personnel-agency executive, a distraught grandmother who moved into Manhattan from the Bronx only to find herself competing for quality time with her grandchildren’s nanny, and mothers who begin to second-guess their decisions to try to “have it all.”

Lisa Ramirez stars in "Exit Cuckoo" (photo by Samantha Marble)

In “Exit Cuckoo,” Ex-Nanny Lisa Ramirez Exposes the Myth of Motherhood

“Exit Cuckoo” playwright and performer Lisa Ramirez says, “[This] is a one-woman show that exposes the myth of motherhood. The title refers to the cuckoo bird, which leaves its eggs in other birds’ nests and the other birds assume responsibility for the unborn bird.”