Amy Brenneman
Amy Brenneman

Mouth Wide Open

“Journey Through Hollywood, Hospitals, and Holy Hotspots”

By Amy Brenneman, Directed by Sabrina Peck

The Yard, American Repertory Theater

Amy Brenneman (Private Practice, Judging Amy, Heat) returns to her theatrical roots with Mouth Wide Open, an original performance that explores the excruciating, humorous dance between the sacred and profane in her own life. Her spiritual curiosity has taken her from Buddhist monks in Nepal to an evangelical church in the Mississippi Delta to the red carpet in Hollywood. But it was in a recent hospital room that her beliefs were most powerfully tested.


Brenneman wrote and co-created Mouth Wide Open with longtime collaborator director Sabrina Peck (Lincoln Center Theater, Yale Rep, Dance Theater Workshop.) With their witty and soulful style, Brenneman and Peck have created a piece that celebrates the sorrows and joys of being human, finding divinity in surprising places and ways.