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Pack a lunch for your kids while 10 months pregnant!
Laugh with a middle-aged Australian mum!
Panic about the future of the human race amidst climate catastrophe!
Tell a woman what to do with her body!
Join us as we decide whether or not to have children! Better yet, decide for us!
Welcome to the womb where it happens: The Choice, an interactive theatre show by inFLUX, unpacks the decision to have children, exposing the most intimate parts of a woman’s choice.
Jacinta, age 35, must confront this life-altering choice before it’s too late for her: how will she decide? On the one hand there is the joy of raising a baby and watching them grow, on the other is the undeniable contribution to overpopulation that is dooming the earth. Christine, 29, deeply wants children, but faces the fear of becoming “just a mom” and losing a career she’s only just beginning. Jacqueline, 25, wishes she was being asked any question but this one. They invite the audience to join them as they dive into it all: financial realities, personal relationships, societal and family pressure, a changing climate, and the morality of bringing new life into today’s world.
They lay it all bare for an audience, ultimately asking the existential question – should we be having children?
The Choice is the first chapter of The Motherhood Project, a decade-long series of performances by the members of inFLUX – Jacqueline Libby, Christine Octavia Shaw, and Jacinta Yelland. Facing down the decade where their reproductive choices become more important, more scrutinized, and more impactful, they came together to create The Motherhood Project to examine their evolving relationship to motherhood in five new works of theatre over the next ten years.