Families Are Formed Through Copulation

Families Are Made Through Copulation by PME (Canada). The PME show Families Are Made Through Copulation focuses on the theme of the family and how it relates to our contemporary world. With a cast of three performers representing the traditional family (mother, father, daughter) the production uses the fact that everyone in the audience has a family and can relate to the thematic territory of the production.

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(Objekt ID 6607)
Object type Production
Produced by
Language English
Expressions Post-dramatic theatre, Theatre, Performance

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Blackout No
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There is a joke that is sometimes made about the new PME show Families Are Formed Through Copulation. The joke is that Families Are Formed Through Copulation is a show designed to convince the audience not to have children or if they already have children simply not to have any more.
Why should they not have children? Well, first they should honestly try to assess just exactly how they feel about their own parents. If this proves insufficient perhaps they might also contemplate the fact that the world we live in isn’t particularly fit to bring a child into. Keep in mind this is only a joke. We are well aware of the fact that we will essentially convince no one.

Families Are Formed Through Copulation is a co-production between PME and the Forum Freies Theatre (Düsseldorf) made possible with the support of the Kunststiftung NRW, created in residency and co-presented by Usine C.

Source: BIT Teatergarasjen, autumn program 2005. 28.09.2010: www.bit-teatergarasjen -archive

Contributors
Name Role
Jacob Wren – Text
Eva Labarias – Translation
Jacob Wren – Direction
Martin Bélanger – Choreography
Jean-Pierre Gauthier – Visual design
Gaétan Nadeau – Co-creator
Laure Ottmann – Co-creator
Tracy Wright – Co-creator
Gaétan Nadeau – Performer
Laure Ottmann – Performer
Tracy Wright – Performer
Mathieu Chartrand – Technical director
Kerri Strobl – Production manager
Performance dates
Navember 13, 2005BIT Teatergarasjen – Show
Navember 12, 2005BIT Teatergarasjen – Show