The Cultch Presents MOTHERLOAD at The Historic Theatre in October

After a wildly successful 2015 run, Motherload returns to The Cultch from Tuesday, October 4 to Saturday, October 15, 2016.

This newer, more polished version of Motherload features performances by Emelia Symington Fedy, Jody-Kay Marklew, Toronto's GillIan Bennett, and a return to the stage by Una Memisevic.

Created collectively by four prominent Canadian theatre artists and mothers (Emelia Symington Fedy, Jody-Kay Marklew, Juno Rinaldi, and Sonja Bennett),Motherload is a dark comedy about contemporary parenting. From conversations overheard on the playground and at 'parent-friendly' cafés, to surreptitious iPhone videos taken of their children, to dealing with the loss of their own mothers, these four women bare their personal stories about what it takes to be a member of the world's biggest club - and all the perfection and imperfection that comes along with that membership.

As each of these mothers shares their journey, they hope to lighten the collective load.

Motherload is created by:

Emelia Symington Fedy, Jody-Kay Marklew, Juno Rinaldi, & Sonja Bennett

Performers: Emelia Symington Fedy, Jody-Kay Marklew, Una Memisevic, & GillIan Bennett

Dramaturge: Camille Gingras

Stage Manager: Kelly Barker

Lighting Design & Technical Direction: Jonathan Ryder/Jaylene Pratt

Sound & Projection Design: Candelario Andrade

Props: Christie Watson

Now in its 43rd season, The Cultch has been one of Vancouver's most diverse and innovative arts and cultural institutions, offering dynamic programming in Contemporary Theatre, dance, and music by local, national, and International Artists. Today, The Cultch continues to enrich the social and cultural life of Vancouver by bringing world-class cultural presentations to the public, supporting the growth of emerging artists and companies, and facilitating dialogue between groups in the Lower Mainland, especially within our local community of East Vancouver.

The Cultch is so much more than just a theatre in the physical sense - our organization is looked upon as one of the foremost performing arts presenters in the country. Widely recognized as an innovator and leader, we have played an integral role in the development of British Columbia's artistic landscape. www.thcultch.com

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