Tales of Modern Motherhood


TALES OF MODERN MOTHERHOOD: THIS SH*T JUST GOT REAL is Pam Levin’s brutally funny comedy about the fear of becoming a parent, and why she seriously considered just settling for a dog. To birth or not to birth, that is the question, but what if, to NOT is a deal breaker? Pam had managed to convince her husband Brett to postpone parenting for 5 years, but now time’s up and her husband’s biological clock is ticking. But Pam has a different strategy, SPERM ASSASSINATION! Tales of Modern Motherhood addresses the good, bad and ugly truth of what happens behind closed doors and gives a very honest perspective on the hardest job in the world, PARENTING!


No upcoming performances are scheduled at this time.


“This show is funny, touching, fearless and very cleverly constructed. One story flows into another as we wend our way through Pam’s colorful existence. She teases out each laugh and tear from the audience with the cunning that only a mother would have.”

– Excerpt, Review by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros, May 17th, 2018

“I saw Pam Levin’s show tonight – This is by far one of the best shows I’ve seen in years. Anyone in the Los Angeles area, it’s a MUST SEE! Remarkably honest and rare. Emotionally charged and side splitting. A beautifully crafted love story, masterfully told.”

– Jarret Wright (Actor/Writer/Producer)

“This one woman show is witty, entertaining, poignant, real, raw, all in one; in short, it’s everything fine theatre should be.”

– Excerpt, Review by Bonnie Priever, September 16th, 2017

“Santa Monica Playhouse presents a tale of modern motherhood written and performed by actress and singer Pam Levin and directed by Mark Hatfield.

Tales of Modern Motherhood: This Sh*t Just Got Real is a funny and endearing autobiographical comedy of Levin’s reluctant journey towards motherhood. Drawing from her early years and happy single life to marrying the man of her dreams, Levin fearlessly shares her struggles and experiences with avoiding yet eventually embracing motherhood.

With hilarious and absurd bodily function stories, to dancing and singing with the expertise of a Broadway star, Levin delights the audience with stories mothers all over the world can relate to.

Levin not only delivers story and song with passionate energy and rhythmic might, she brings up questions women are not supposed to ask and gives the audience permission to laugh over the pressure of becoming a parent and the absurdities of parenthood.

This reviewer was touched by the open-hearted and grateful way she described the man who would later become the father of her children.

With the help of two screens to show clips and pictures of Levin’s life, the set is elegantly lit and decorated with the feeling of ‘this sh*t is about to get real.’”

– Review by Pamela Manganaro, Tolucan Times, June 1st, 2017

“I absolutely loved this show. If you happen to have the opportunity to catch Pam Levin and her “Tales of Modern Motherhood” then treat yourself, this show is too wonderful to pass up.”

– Excerpt, Review by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros,
Nohoartsdistrict.com, June 1st, 2017


“Your work, your writing, your sharing, the experience of what your family has done together has blown me away, touched me, surprised me in wonderful ways, and sent me on a gamut of emotions… You’re a fantastic storyteller. Your heart shines in every moment and beams in all the right places. Just simply and truly, truly triumphant writing and performing.”

– Jonas Cohen (Veteran Actor)

“I’m not sure I have the words to say how deeply moved both me and my friend were by your performance. It encompassed so many powerful situations and caused such emotional response it’s hard to express all we felt. Suffice it to say we both feel it is one of the most important messages out here and should be heard by many more people!”

– Tena Bunnell (Voiceover Artist)

“You were phenomenal!! I was truly in awe and the show was absolutely incredible!”

– Stacey Prussman (Standup Comedian)

“I am in awe of you my friend. You did an amazing job!”

– Randi Kaplan (Standup Comedian, Last Comic Standing)

“Brave, moving and important work! You were outstanding! So grateful I had a chance to see it!”

– Jen Lieberman
(Actress, Playing John Belushi’s wife in the
NEW show currently running Off-Broadway)


Tales of Modern Motherhood: Part II