MENTAL

The Mother Load

A creative documentary performance exploring the beauty, grotesque and poetic in the madness and mundane of motherhood

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CREATIVE TEAM

STAGES

CORE ARTISTS

Julie Waddington - Director & Producer

Carrie McLean - Writer & Performer

Rebecca Thomson - AV Designer & Documentation

Bryony Geeves - Performer & Puppeteer

Melissa King - Performer & Puppeteer

PLUS

Jacky Collyer - Composer & Sound Design

Roz Wren - Set & Costume Design

Roslyn Oades - Project Mentor

ONE: FEB - MAY 2018

A seed creative development bringing together the core artists to test ideas

TWO: APRIL - DECEMBER 2019

Professional Development, Community Engagement and Creative Development towards a performance framework.

THREE: MARCH - OCTOBER 2020

Development disrupted due to COVID-19 and project has been reimagined for 2021

FOUR: SECOND HALF 2021

Premier Production, Launceston & Hobart

MENTAL - The Motherload STAGE 2 FILM - out of the mouths of mummas

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SUPPORT

Stage One (2018) was supported by by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund and the City of Hobart.

The project was also supported by attendance at the Tasmania Performs Artist Residency at Tarraleah.

Stage Two (2019) was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts, made possible by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia, and was supported by the City of Hobart and the Tasmanian Theatre Company.

Stage Three (2020) is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts and supported by the Tasmanian Theatre Company.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Child Health Association of Tasmania, ptunarra child & family centre & Derwent Valley Community House, Bucaan Community House - Chigwell, Okines Community House - Dodges Ferry, Ten Days on the Island, Women's Health Tasmania, South Hobart Arts Centre, all that we are, Playgroups Tasmania, Hobart Repertory Theatre and REACT Drama School.