Mother May We
You know when you see a staunch coloured woman walking down the street, chest high, an air of drama, afro stretched to the skies, laughter spilling at the end of every breath, you feel her confidence, her sexuality, her danger and you wonder, ‘what would it be like to be her for a day?’
Expect to find out.
Mother May We is a slice of chaotic life featuring Woman, she lives in Sydney’s Inner West, she is a performance artist, she is kooky, bold, sexual, opinionated and she is in the midst of processing very complicated grief after losing her mother who she hadn’t seen in 20 years. This huge life event thrusts her into what is essentially the dark night of the soul. That ugly, sticky unraveling, that humble reminder that being human is learning and unlearning ways to survive, ways to love, ways to make sense of the injustice of it all.
Mother May We is a slice of chaotic life featuring Woman, she lives in Sydney’s Inner West, she is the most beautiful chaos, she is debauchery and sexiness and a broken child drawn to dazzling lights and the moon is the only witness to all the different skin she has had to shed. She is the dramatic entrance to the party, the funny aunty you invite for a laugh, the deep sister you cry with under full moon rituals. She has become her mother, her ugly, her fabulous, her secrets. Mother May We showcases the woman woven from a painful childhood to become a spectacular mess of emotions and magnetic charisma.
The show is experimental in practicality, part theatre, part poetry, dance and installation woven with Papua new Guinea culture but all heart and courageous truth in essence. Mel Ree is a formidable force of life, her energy is only surpassed by her need to tell you her truth. To let you feel it with her.
Mel Ree is an actor, writer, performance artist, dancer, truth seeker, rambunctious story-teller, hype Queen, the sister you need on your side to tell you solid truth wrapped in BIG aunty humour. She is like a chest infection, once you’ve experienced her true power, she comes back every now and then to test you and tickle you and remind you to be grateful you are alive and human and the pain will pass anyway.
Brown's Mart Theatre
Ticket price $25.00 - $35.00
RestrictionsContains adult themes Contains nudity References child abuse/ paedophilia References mental illness References violence or domestic violence
• Licensed Venue
• Wheelchair Accessible
• Offer gender neutral toilets
• Have a fully accessible public toilet that is unlocked
• Access to the smoking and bar areas are wheelchair friendly
• Accessible by public transport
• Car park suitable for wheelchair transportation available within 2 minutes of the venue entrance
• Signage is clear, large and easy to read
• Assistance dogs welcome
• Seating options are available in all spaces
• Railing is used where appropriate (stairs and toilets etc)