4–5 June 2021 7:30pm

A night of song, dance, drag, poetry, comedy, storytelling, social commentary and above all else; raw truth. Parenthood; the trials, tribulations, and social commentary around it is a conversation that affects us all at some point or another. Regardless of gender, but particularly for women, the pressure/stigmas and stereotypes around this topic are pervasive. There is so much more to “having kids” than the nuclear family we grew up with or the dozens of questions at every family gathering after you hit 30.

The “Perfect Parent”, the age old Mother/Whore complex, infertility, the tragedy and grief of miscarriage, Queer Family Dynamics, the way being Culturally and Linguistically diverse or BIPOC affects your relationship with kids and having kids, IVF, the trauma of Childbirth, not wanting kids, pressure on female bodies, DILFS, the hilarity of children, pregnant Seahorse drag King... no topic is off limits because ALL STORIES ARE VALID.

Every story deserves to be heard. All genders. All backgrounds. All experiences. When approached safely, no story should be suppressed; contrary to what society tells us. Prepare to laugh, be entertained, to be moved. The world is not always perfect but let us disempower tragedy through sharing. CONTENT WARNING: This show seeks to lead the audience through every part of this conversation, the hilarious silly parts, AND the sometimes dark and often taboo issues. These stories are sometimes marginalised in favour of lighter subjects, but we seek to bring them into the light without stigma. An onsite counsellor will be available for support and trigger warnings issued as needed throughout the show but please note the below TW before buying a ticket.

Show details:

Synopsis

4–5 June 2021
7:30pm

A night of song, dance, drag, poetry, comedy, storytelling, social commentary and above all else; raw truth.

Parenthood; the trials, tribulations, and social commentary around it is a conversation that affects us all at some point or another. Regardless of gender, but particularly for women, the pressure/stigmas and stereotypes around this topic are pervasive. There is so much more to “having kids” than the nuclear family we grew up with or the dozens of questions at every family gathering after you hit 30.

The “Perfect Parent”, the age old Mother/Whore complex, infertility, the tragedy and grief of miscarriage, Queer Family Dynamics, the way being Culturally and Linguistically diverse or BIPOC affects your relationship with kids and having kids, IVF, the trauma of Childbirth, not wanting kids, pressure on female bodies, DILFS, the hilarity of children, pregnant Seahorse drag King… no topic is off limits because ALL STORIES ARE VALID.

Every story deserves to be heard. All genders. All backgrounds. All experiences. When approached safely, no story should be suppressed; contrary to what society tells us.

Prepare to laugh, be entertained, to be moved. The world is not always perfect but let us disempower tragedy through sharing.

CONTENT WARNING: This show seeks to lead the audience through every part of this conversation, the hilarious silly parts, AND the sometimes dark and often taboo issues. These stories are sometimes marginalised in favour of lighter subjects, but we seek to bring them into the light without stigma. An onsite counsellor will be available for support and trigger warnings issued as needed throughout the show but please note the below TW before buying a ticket.

Dates

Friday 4 June, 7.30pm

Saturday 5 June, 7.30pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Charlie Chapstik

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 120 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains obscene language and nudity.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is not suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
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Additional Information

Seating
At Canberra Theatre Centre, safety is our priority. We operate in accordance with our COVID Safety Plan.

Our theatre will be operating at 100% capacity and our regular seating configuration is in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre.

Please remain in your allocated seat during the performance.

Please move through the foyers and open spaces with physical distancing considerations in mind.

 

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