'A surreal, darkly funny play about an outer suburban autistic family and their technicolour brain explosions as they struggle to communicate and connect with one another.
'Breeders is a play about our world, where autistic children are considered problematic nightmares, and dodgy anti-vaccine ‘doctors’ become God-like saviours.
'Jumping between naturalism, satire and surrealism, this is today’s Melbourne through the acerbic eyes of Anna, a young autistic woman and budding journalist.
'Between domestic disputes, Anna’s family is confronted by media coverage about their lives in which they have no say.
'That is, until the media is hijacked by “problematic nightmare children.”
'Written by a neurodivergent artist and performed by predominantly neurodivergent actors, Breeders takes aim at the violent myths hurled at parents of autistic children which are much scarier than having a disabled child.'
Source: La Mama Theatre.
Presented by La Mama Theatre at La Mama Courthouse, 16 - 21 March 2021.
Director: Emma Mary Hall.
Producer and Access Coordinator: Sarah Houbolt.
Dramaturgy: Mari Lourey.
Videographer: Rachel Edward.
Lighting Designer: Oliver Ross.
Sound Designer: Olivia McKenna.
Set and Costume Designer: Arielle Vlahiotis.
Cast: Benjamin Oakes, Cecilia Low, Artemis Muñoz, Michael Chan, Rosalind Silver, Jess Cook, and Summer Metcalf.