Motherload Collective (Vancouver)
Feb 3 – 21, 2015
Eligible for 14/15 Cultch subscription packages.
Feb 3-7,10-14, 17-21: 8PM
Feb 7, 8*, 14*, 15, 21: 2PM
*= Babes in Arms performance. Parents: enjoy Babes in Arms matinees on Feb 8 and 14 (bring your children 2 and under).
Post-show talkbacks: Feb 5, 8, 10, 15, 17
Preview: Feb 3
Opening Night: Feb 4
Running time: 90 min., no intermission
An intimate account of parenting in the modern age, four prominent Canadian theatre artists and mothers bare their personal stories about what it takes to be a member of the world’s biggest club. Drawing on candid playground conversations and parent-friendly coffee shop confessions, the moms take on isolation, “competitive mommying,” and poop. Sharing their stories of the beautiful and sometimes brutal metamorphosis into parenthood, Motherload hopes to lighten the collective load!
Created and performed by Emelia Symington Fedy, Jody-Kay Marklew, Juno Rinaldi, and Sonja Bennett
Dramaturgy by Camille Gingras
Directed and choreographed by Courtenay Dobbie
Produced by Emelia Symington Fedy
Warning: Show contains mature content and strong language
Motherload is an intimate gift” – The Georgia Straight
Funny, incredibly moving… raw and honest” – yoyomama
Personal photos and videos combined with raw emotion, and unfiltered truth will leave you feeling connected … I laughed (a lot), I cried, and I saw a lot of myself as a mother reflected throughout the show” – Urbanbaby & Toddler Magazine
This social media generation are able to do something that the similarly themed Mom’s The Word was not able to do 15 years ago, as we not only hear the stories but we also get to see the pictures and videos that will make you either squeal with laughter or sigh in recognition” – Vancouver Presents