Mother’s Blood

Mother’s Blood is a contemporary urban drama played out online and IRL about three generations of an Aboriginal family, exploring political change across decades, online identities and technology in dramatic storytelling.

Jacob Boehme is a Melbourne born and raised artist of the Narungga and Kaurna Nations, South Australia. He is a multidisciplinary theatre maker and choreographer for stage, screen, large-scale events and festivals.

This project is the second in a series of works around the theme of blood. Mother’s Blood highlights the experiences of Aboriginal women living with HIV, alongside themes of contemporary Aboriginal identities, sexuality, family loyalty and community. The process brings Jacob back together with artists Isaac Drandic and Keith Deverell, extending their artistic collaboration seeded during the making of acclaimed performance work, Blood on the Dance Floor.

Creative Team: Writer and creator – Jacob Boehme; Dramaturg and director – Isaac Dandric; Video artist – Keith Deverell; Performers – Kamarra Bell-Wykes, Chenoa Deemal, Kiah Cruse (image)