Introducing Notnow Collective
We are very excited to be working with new theatre company Notnow Collective on their first tour. Their show is inspired by motherhood and includes relaxed performances which parents can bring their babies to.
Wonderwoman: The Naked Truth
A hilariously funny and brutally honest look at motherhood. Theatre by and for mums.
“Everyone needs to see this show, especially parents working in the arts.” – Audience member
Mothers and theatre-makers Tina Hofman and Kristina Gavran are staging a revolution and they are getting their kids involved. Inspired by Lyn Gardner’s article entitled ‘Parents in the arts need to stage a revolution”, these passionate women are answering the call with their new show Wonderwoman: The Naked Truth. Originally from Croatia, these women have drawn on their own experiences as mums who miss their own mums,, mums who are raising bilingual kids and mums who are feeling guilty as they dream about success.
With three children between them the working environment can be a struggle which means kids in rehearsals, dressing rooms and even kids in meetings (which Professor Robert Kelly understands all too well from his recent viral interview gate-crashing incident.)
Wonderwoman; The Naked Truth is a physical exploration of the trials and superhero like moments motherhood can stir up and Notnow Collective use their trademark fusion of physical performance and playful new writing. Parents will recognise their own experience and marvel at the efficiency in which Tina and Kristina can simultaneously rap, change nappies and drink wine. #mumskills
Notnow Collective are also passionate about championing baby-friendly matinees, believing theatres should address better how to be truly welcoming to their audiences with caring responsibilities.
Kristina said: “Often new parents stop seeing themselves as theatre-goers: your life becomes baby classes and soft play areas. We found this both lovely and very lonely – I would have really loved to see some adult theatre to which I could freely bring my baby.
“Not only was the show relatable, but also it was great to be welcomed to a space where my little baby could also come.” – Audience member
Notnow Collective are Associate Artists of the prestigious artists development platform In Good Company at Derby Theatre and their work has been commissioned by Midlands leading venue mac, Birmingham. In June and July Notnow Collective will introduce themselves to wider national audiences at the acclaimed Pulse Festival and Departure Lounge Festival, with the sequel to Wondewoman: “DadMan- The Bathtime Warrior”, focusing on fatherhood.
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