May 12, 2024 4:00pm
at Gateway Playhouse

Isabella Rossellini and Laura Dern to present this charming and humorous one-woman show as a Mother's Day fundraiser.

International fashion icon and esteemed actress, Isabella Rossellini, with her friend and colleague, Emmy, Golden Globe, Critics Choice, BAFTA, and Academy Award winning actress, Laura Dern, will present Confessions of a Mulatto Love Child as a Mother’s Day gift to both the theater and Ms. Rossellini’s Mama Farm. The show will be presented as a fundraiser for both organizations and will star acclaimed actress, Bellina Logan, who also wrote the biographical one woman show. Ms. Rossellini will host the event with personal quips from her own famous mother, Ingrid Bergman. Ms. Logan and Ms. Dern grew up as childhood friends. Confessions of a Mulatto Love Child is the inappropriate over-share of a codependent bi-racial, child’s life with her acerbic English mother and the deep bond they forged. Portraying multiple characters, Bellina Logan conveys affection for and acceptance of her mother’s often-questionable behavior, which is further complicated when she develops Alzheimer’s. Through interwoven anecdotes, Confessions… tells a beautiful mother-daughter story with hilarity and a ton of heart. “Let me tell you a story. My mother is very white, very blonde, very blue- eyed and very English. Imagine Maggie Smith. Now, imagine Maggie Smith getting together with Shaft... you get me”. So begins the story of Bellina in Confessions of a Mulatto Love Child, a funny, heartfelt tale about a young woman’s search for identity in the shadow of her larger-than-life mother. “Imagine Maggie Smith getting together with Shaft. You get… Bellina.”

*PLEASE NOTE that due to a scheduling conflict, Laura Dern will no longer be present at the event as previously announced. However, she sends her words of support - click below to see her message!


Bellina Loganis a 25-year stage veteran who has appeared at The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, and the New York Philharmonic in NYC. She debuted in Tony Kushner's adaptation of Corneille's play The Illusion at Hartford Stage, and gave memorable performances in Shaw's Arms and the Man, Sheridan's The Rivals, the Los Angeles LGBT Center's production of Jane Wagner's The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe: Revisited, among others. She toured Russia with The Acting Company's Five by Tennessee and recently starred in Antaeus Theatre Company's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Logan has worked with film directors David Lynch, Neil Jordan, Kathryn Bigelow, and Adrian Lyne. She has appeared in recurring television roles on Sons of Anarchy (FX), Enlightened (HBO), ER (NBC), and can also be seen in The Magicians (SciFi), Famous in Love (Freeform), and Midnight Texas (NBC). She is currently featured on Palm Royale on Apple TV+ now streaming.


Isabella Rossellini grew up in Paris and Rome and moved to New York City when she was 19 years old. She had a very successful modeling career appearing in numerous magazine covers such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair. Most notably she worked as a model and spokesperson for cosmetic company Lancôme for over 40 years.

She made her cinematic debut in Italy with the Taviani brothers’ film, Il Prato (The Meadow) and has appeared in numerous other films, including the American features Blue Velvet, White Nights, Cousins, Death Becomes Her, Fearless, Big Night, and more recently in Joy. She has worked with many directors including Robert Zemeckis, David O. Russell, David Lynch, Robert Wilson Taylor Hackford, Marjane Satrapi and Guy Maddin.

In 2024 she can be seen in four films: Alice Rohrwacher’s “La Chimera,” Edward Berger’s “Conclave,” Julio Torres’ “Problemista,” Johan Renck’s “Spaceman,” and in the series “Julia,” based on the life of Julia Child.

Isabella has a master’s degree in Animal Behavior and Conservation. She made the award-winning series of shorts, Green Porno, Seduce Me and Mammas that offer comical and scientifically insightful studies of animal behaviors. She toured in 50 different cities with theatrical monologues that she wrote about animal science; Green Porno, Link Link Circus and Darwin’s Smile, which was originally commissioned by the Musee D’Orsay in Paris.

Isabella is the founder of an organic farm in Brookhaven New York called Mama Farm where she raises endangered breeds of farm animals. Her book entitled My Chickens and I was published in the USA by Abraham books.

Ms. Rossellini’s other philanthropic interests embrace preservation of her family’s extraordinary cinematic heritage, including the films directed by her father, Roberto Rossellini, and those featuring her mother, actress Ingrid Bergman.

Ms. Rossellini, a mother of two and a grandmother of three, resides in Bellport, Long Island.



Laura Elizabeth Dernis an American actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award, and five Golden Globe Awards.

Born to actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, Dern embarked on an acting career in the 1980s and rose to prominence for her performances in Mask (1985) and the David Lynch films Blue Velvet (1986) and Wild at Heart (1990). She received her first Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of the titular orphan in the drama film Rambling Rose (1991), and her first Golden Globe win for her performance in the television film Afterburn (1992). She achieved international recognition for her role as Ellie Sattler in Steven Spielberg's adventure film Jurassic Park (1993), a role she later reprised in the sequels Jurassic Park III (2001) and Jurassic World Dominion (2022).

After winning two Golden Globes for her performances as Katherine Harris in the television film Recount (2008), and Amy Jellicoe on the comedy series Enlightened (2011–2013), Dern garnered her second Academy Award nomination for her performance as the mother of Cheryl Strayed in the biopic Wild (2014). In 2017 and 2019, she starred as Renata Klein in the drama series Big Little Lies, winning a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award, and reunited with Lynch for Twin Peaks: The Return. She had supporting roles in the films Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Little Women (2019), and Marriage Story (2019). Her performance as a divorce lawyer in the last of these won her an Academy Award and her fifth Golden Globe Award.

Content Advisory:
Subject matter may not appropriate for children under 12. While there is no official rating system for live theatre, we encourage you to use your judgment based on age, maturity level, and subject matter.