Mama Stitch

Mama Stitch is a storytelling experience that celebrates mums in all their imperfections, challenges and triumphs. Whiskey & Boots use storytelling, headphone verbatim and music to invite audiences to listen, reflect and celebrate their maternal line. A cross-section of people from the community are interviewed, ranging in age, experience and backgrounds.

Mama Stitch is a storytelling experience that celebrates mums in all their imperfections, challenges and triumphs. Whiskey & Boots use storytelling, headphone verbatim and music to invite audiences to listen, reflect and celebrate their maternal line. A cross-section of people from the community are interviewed, ranging in age, experience and backgrounds.

These interviews are edited and presented as “Headphone Verbatim” (meaning the actor wears headphones and delivers the text as they hear them, live, without embellishment). Each story is live scored by our band Kettlefish, with an original and unique musical response. The work is intimate; performed in galleries, foyers and community spaces.

We invite the audience into the space with toast and tea (we bake fresh bread for each show in the space) so the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. At the end of each show we invite the audience to write an anonymous letter to their own mum that we display in the space. That way, the space and set are continually built as more people engage with it.

Performers: Georgia King & Mark Storen
Musicians: Mark Storen, Holly Garvey & Luke Dux (Kettlefish)

Date: 22 & 23  July

Time: 7.30 PM
Duration: Pre-show 30 MINUTES, Performance 60 MINUTES

Ticket price: Standard $20 | Concession $15| Family pass $70
Recommendation: 15+

Contains Adult content and Themes

This project is supported by Playing WA through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program as part of the Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program.