Event War Mother
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Venue Port Augusta Secondary School Theatre, Port Augusta, SA
First Date 6 June 2012
Opening Date 6 June 2012
Last Date 6 June 2012
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Part of a Tour Yes
Description War Mother is an answer to the cry from young people to try to understand the violence and fear that surrounds us in our everyday psyche and lives. Instead of weapons of war and mass destruction, we use the weapon of theatre and hope. Featuring mothers, explosives, a Minister of Culture, a hint of humour, some hard cold facts and a terrifying but all too familiar world. War Mother is sixty minutes of intense scrutiny of humankind, motherhood, our relationship with power, the State, war, terrorism and repression.

Description Source Production Company
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Short Play
Song
Subjects Adolescence
Motherhood
Politics
Terrorism
Violence
War
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Eileen Darley Actor
Anni Lindner Actor
Catherine Oates Composer
Ailsa Paterson Designer
Catherine Fitzgerald Director
David Gadsden Lighting Designer
Dario Fo Playwright
Harold Pinter Playwright
Franca Rame Playwright
Marjolijn van Heemstra Playwright
Bertolt Brecht Songwriter
Hanns Eisler Songwriter
Ed Emery Translator
Rina Vergano Translator
John Willett Translator
Works
Text Nationality England
Germany
Italy
Holland
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure State Theatre Company Archives
Web www.statetheatrecompany.com.au
Event Identifier 100298