What does it mean to mother? What are the sacrifices worth making to create? What are the unforeseen realities after birthing your creation?
Mary and Her Monster is an interactive performance currently in development about mothering and monstrosity. It draws parallels with Mary Shelley and her Frankenstein, exploring the tension between the power of mothering and the repulsion of those who mother. Everyone lauds an innovator, a creator, a founder, while excluding those birthing actual human life.
Catherine Duquette will be working with various communities to unpack what it is to mother in the current state of the world. This is the first in a series of public experiments — an interactive live art event with a group of mothers, non-binary parents, and their under 5s as we ask: What is the way forward? Who’s doing it differently? How can we do it better? After the experiment, we will facilitate a discussion over refreshments about the experience and themes of the work.
To participate on stage, please sign up here: https://catherineduquette.com/registration-live-art-event
To attend and witness, please book tickets through Omnibus Theatre using the Book Now button.
Mary and Her Monster is a collaboration between theatre maker/writer/performer Catherine Duquette, director/interactive technology designer Ruth Sergel, and director/filmmaker Bronwyn Donohue. We make work through conversation and rigorous experimentation with a live audience and as a lens for social change.