The Mums and Babies Ensemble: A Manual

Duška Radosavljević, Annie Rigby, Lena Simic

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This publication is a performance script which has elements of an instruction manual, invitation, ideas book, collage, template and recipe. It is also a document of a creative process. The Mums and Babies Ensemble was a series of public workshops and events convened by three mums/theatre-makers and their babies. It was prompted by the desire to integrate the structure and chaos of performance-making and motherhood, to create a space that would meet the needs of the parents and babies equally, to capture some memories, to grow a community, and to pass something on eventually. This book is our offering to anyone who has ever been a baby as well as any artistically-minded parents and their newborns. The Mums and Babies Ensemble was part of an AHRC-funded script development and public engagement project led by Duška Radosavljević.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home
Number of pages80
ISBN (Print)978-0-9564165-3-7
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • dramaturgy
  • maternal
  • performance script
  • ensemble
  • theatre


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