Two shows from 4.00-5.00pm and 6.30pm to 7.30pm
This is a ticketed event and patrons are recommended to bring a sweater or jacket especially for the 2nd show.
INSIDEOUTSIDE THEATRE COMPANY CREATES A MONSTER
Last year, when artists had no choice but to take an enforced sabbatical, many of us focused on creating new work. Company artistic director and Caboolture resident, Angela Witcher is no exception. "During late 2019 and early 2020 I hit some of the lowest points in my life. My son was on a path to self-destruction, my beautiful Mum passed and I truly thought my heart was going to break. But through a process of connection with other women, some mothers some not, and spending time writing and drawing my experiences and what they really mean in a broader context, 'The Monster's Mother' was born."
The show premieres at the Festival both in Brisbane at Spring Hill Reservoirs and in a beautiful outdoor space on Bribie Island. A journey through Motherhood from the perspective of the powerful witch Sycorax aided and occasionally hindered by her elders, Medea and Circe, it focuses on the bond between mother and son, drawing on verbatim contributions from mothers in our community, in literature and in mythology. The physical theatre aspect adds an earthy connection as do both the outdoor and indoor settings.
With a highly collaborative all female team including actor/musician Liliana Macarone, performers Eleonora Ginardi, Emily McCormick and Olivia Pinwill and co-producer Alice Owen, this new piece of theatre will resonate with anyone who is or has a mother.
The Company is also working with Moreton Bay Regional Council to bring one of its notorious interactive 'Murder Mysteries' to the Festival. Murder at the Needle and Threat will be performed at Brendale Brewing Company on Thursday 20 May and is the writing debut of company member Rita Scarlet.
About InsideOutside Theatre Company
Not-for-Profit InsideOutside has been creating original work for established and emerging artists and opportunities for people with disability and dementia to get involved in performance since 2012. Best known for producing murder mysteries and cabaret reviews in unusual spaces, we are looking forward to sharing The Monster's Mother with our audience. This is the company's third appearance at the Festival.