Mothers Who Make is a peer support group and creative exchange session for mothers who are artists – professional and/or passionate – writers, painters, actors, dancers, filmmakers, photographers…every kind of maker welcome, and every kind of mother. Please feel free to bring along your children, of any age, whether they are inside you, beside you or running round the room!
Every month we invite a guest speaker to our session. This month we welcome theatre director, dramaturg and researcher Zoë Svendsen.
Artistic director of performing arts company, METIS, Zoë creates research-driven interdisciplinary performance projects exploring contemporary political subjects. This has included World Factory, which explored contemporary consumer capitalism through an interactive game-performance reflecting capitalist supply chains in the clothing industry
As dramaturg Zoë collaborates creatively on contemporary productions of classic texts. Recent productions include Miss Julie (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark) and Arden of Faversham (Royal Shakespeare Company) both with director Polly Findlay, and Edward II (National Theatre), Measure for Measure and The Changeling (both Young Vic), all with director Joe Hill-Gibbins.
Zoë lectures on dramaturgy at the University of Cambridge; is artistic associate at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich; an honorary (artistic) research fellow at Birkbeck’s Centre for Contemporary Theatre; and in 2014-15 was artist-in-residence at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. Projects in development include Shakespearonomics with journalist/economist Paul Mason and the Young Vic, and from July 2016-17 Zoë is one of the artists participating in the ‘networked residency’ programme of the Climate Change Future Scenarios project, supported by the Jerwood Foundation.
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