Battersea Arts Centre, London, London, United Kingdom
Curator Katherine Kotz invited writers, artists and technicians to join forces and donate their time to support vulnerable adults and children affected by the pandemic. The fifteen short films in The Motherhood Project will explore the guilt, joy, absurdity and taboo surrounding motherhood in an online festival of dramatic monologues and personal reflections. The films will be available on the Battersea Arts Centre website from Monday 19th April; all ticket sales will include a 50% donation to Refuge.
Interrogating the relationship between parent and child, autonomy and responsibility, dramatic pieces were contributed by Irenosen Okojie, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Hannah Khalil, Anya Reiss, Suhayla El Bushra in addition to Naomi Sheldon, E.V Crowe, Jodi Gray, and Katherine Kotz. Sharing their experiences and expectations of parenthood alongside them are artists and activists: Athena Stevens, Juno Dawson, Kalhan Barath, Lemn Sissay MBE, Joelle Taylor and Siggi Mwasote.