A powerful one-woman theatrical experience revealing the absurdities of motherhood.
“One Woman tour de force” – Theatre People ★★★★
“Bizarre Delights” – The Age ★★★★
“Belly aching hilarity” – What Did She Think ★★★★★
The artist formerly known as Liz Skitch, now known to all as ‘mother of two’, has teamed up with trail-blazing theater maker Maude Davey, to create a ground-breaking one-woman show exploring the changes and surprises that one encounters on entering motherhood. Mothermorphosis premiered at La Mama in 2018, played to sold out houses and received critical acclaim:
“You couldn’t ask for a show that channels the spirit of La Mama with more irreverence and passion” – Cameron Woodhead, The Age
Inspired by Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Skitch unpacks the taboos and challenges of transforming from a woman, into a mother. Comedic, dynamic and honest, Mothermorphosis combines intimate confessional and absurdist physical theatre with an exquisite soundscape designed by Chris Wenn, which features the voices of mothers who share a wide variety of lived experiences.
Utilising Skitch’s extensive experience as a clown, satirist, comedic writer and actor, the pastiche of performance styles serves to explore the inexplicable.
And yes there IS a live chicken in the show, hypno-birthing and nudity. This is motherhood, laid bare.
Image by Nayt Houseman.
Writer/ Performer: Liz Skitch
Director: Maude Davey
Set Designer: Lara Week
Lighting Designer: Richard Vabre
Sound Designer: Chris Wenn
Movement Advisor: Steph Keheo
Photographer: Nayt Houseman
Premier Season: La Mama, Aug–Sept 2018, 10 shows.
- Physical Comedy Workshops: Clowning, Physical Comedy and Satire.
- Comedy Writing: Stand-up and comic characters.
- Residency: Connecting with local creative mums through recording interviews about motherhood / capturing the community’s voice then run a ‘share your story’ theatre-making workshop (incorporating recordings). As part of the residency Liz can also provide an intimate preview reading of Mothermorphosis followed by a Q&A or a show and tell of works developed in the workshop, followed by tea and treats. (A weekend like this was carried out at Stratford Courthouse Theatre during the premier season in 2018.)
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★★★★ “You couldn’t ask for a show that channels the spirit of La Mama with more irreverence and passion.” – The Age
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What Did She Think, review by Samsara Dunstan, Thursday 23 August 2018. [Read full review transcript]
Stage Whispers, review by Flora Georgiou, 2018. [Read full review transcript]
Theatre People, review by David Gardette, 28 August 2018. [Read full review transcript]
Hugging Comedians, 29 August 2018. [Read full review transcript]