The Motherload

The Motherload is a creative documentary performance exploring the beauty, grotesque and poetic in the madness and mundane of motherhood. Developed over several years in collaboration with mothers across Tasmania, the Motherload Collective present an interactive live gameshow: two teams compete for the crown of Ultimate Queen Mumma in a series of bizarre, boisterous and hilarious tasks torn from the very real experiences of motherhood throughout its stages, while the Collective’s accumulated multimedia research materials offset this riotous battle with poignancy, relief, and chaos.

Each team will be captained by one of our core artists - Melissa King, Bryony Geeves and Carrie McClean. And we are looking for 2 mummas to join each team for each performance at Junction 2021.

The show has been shaped over the last three years by the input of hundreds of mothers who have joined in on our creative encounters online and at workshops and we don't want that interaction to end. ​


Alternatively, you can contribute your advice to other mums via a voice recording to be used in the show. Learn more via the link below.


Just interested in watching? Buy tickets to The Motherload here.