Saturday, Apr 16, 2022
Sunday, Apr 17, 2022
Full: Mothers All
Note: The Sunday, April 17 performance has been rescheduled to 3 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Programmed by Sean Carson
Actors Ensemble of Berkeley mounts its latest production, Mothers All. It’s 2180. Human reproduction is now under state control in an effort to manage the population and conserve dwindling resources in a global movement known as Mothers All. Hailed as “the great democratizer,” Mothers All leads to plummeting maternal deaths, teenage pregnancies, and abortion numbers. Yet with this scientific advancement comes unforeseen consequences.
Following in the speculative fiction footsteps of Octavia Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin, Mothers All asks complicated questions about the nature of motherhood, gender, bodily autonomy, and the ethics surrounding artificial reproductive technology. This new work is written by Katie Tandy with Lauren Rosenfield, directed by Lauren Rosenfield, and produced by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley.