PREVIEW: Play Inside: Other Mothers

This new experimental podcast is a series of ‘experience at home’ performances where audiences physically move around their home, mimicking the journey of the character they are listening to.

Launching on the 18th November, Splash & Ripple and WeRebel has announced Play Inside’s first piece of work, Other Mothers which comprises of four stories, written by performance artist, writer and director, and World Slam Poetry Champion Kat Francois, alongside international poet, performer, and facilitator Deanna  Rodger,  Michelle Roche of WeRebel – a mixed POC artist  and Rosie Poebright of Splash & Ripple. 

Play Inside : Other Mothers’ entire crew (actors/writers/sound design/directors) is made up of a diverse team of POC  and/or Queer women and minority gendered people and has been developed to foreground transgender, nonbinary, ethnic minority, LGBTQI+, disabled, and other marginalized groups. The ‘Experiential Podcast’ is devised to give voice to, and deepen compassion for underrepresented communities, Play Inside explores ‘experimental audio theatre’ as a tool for social change. 

As a 45 minute podcast, ‘Other Mothers’ looks at multiple, complex perspectives on motherhood, informed by the writers personal and community experiences. Audiences are invited to inhabit the world of four women and minority genders, each with a different perspective; from, pregnancy, to choice, to IVF and caring for a sick parent at the end of their life.

We wanted to break away from the normal types of story we all consume quite passively, which tend to be commissioned, written and directed by cis straight white men, and develop a form that invites the audience to develop compassion for the character through directing their own movement throughout the story.” Rosie Poebright – Splash and Ripple

“These stories are created by women and gender minorities telling their own stories from POC and Queer perspectives – coming from our own and community experiences. The story content is personal and in the telling of it, it becomes visceral” Michelle Roche – WeRebel.

Play Inside will stream over a wide range of mediums, delivered via various social media and other streaming channels including Soundcloud, Instagram TV, Facebook and TikTok to reach as wide an audience as possible. The podcasts will be free to download but will ask for a donation for those who can afford to do so. Audiences can go to now and sign up for the newsletter for details of how to listen after the release (18th  November).

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