Work in progress showing of MOTHER MOTHER at Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble this weekend

March 22 & 23 at 2 PM

Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble

10 SE Madison St. #11


Directed by Kate Sanderson Holly

Key collaborators include Hannah Treuhaft (Sojourn Theatre); Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly (Assistant Professor of Theater at Reed College); and ensemble members Aiyana Cunningham, Sofia Dubrawsky, and Nikki Weaver (Co-Founder of Portland Playhouse).

MOTHER MOTHER is a journalistic theater piece about contemporary parenthood, based on interviews with a diverse group of mothers. Mother, Mother examines the issues of gender equity, economic disparity, and cultural pressure that disproportionately impact many of today’s mothers. We are collecting interviews in a variety of locations throughout the United States, as well as in Sweden. Through examining the daily lives of mothers in these very different cultures, we ask:

“Whose responsibility is it to respond to the changing needs of mothers and families?”

March 22nd Performance will be followed by a panel discussion on Contemporary Motherhood, featuring guest panelists from Family Forward Oregon.