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M: Kaddish For The Children


Please note: This performance is only suitable for people aged 15 years and over.

M: Kaddish For the Children is a visual performance work that re-imagines the classic Medea story from the woman’s perspective. It draws from the classic Euripides’ Medea text, The Voyage of the Argo by Apollonius of Rhodes and the Kaddish (the Jewish Mourner’s Prayer).

In this version, Medea is allowed to mourn for the first time as she finds her voice to recite the Kaddish and grieve various losses: home, identity and children. Meanwhile, her male counterpart, Jason, is condemned to a machine that will never let him stop moving. As well as invoking the legacy of one of the world’s most ancient myths, M: Kaddish is a contemporary rift on a modern relationship. The two performers, married for over twenty years, test the fundamental Medean dynamics of love, justice and faith against the parameters of their own relationship.

Thursday 28 February – Saturday 2 March, 7.30pm
Thursday 7 March – Saturday 9 March, 7.30pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space
COST: Full $35 / Concession $20

Creative Team:
Deborah Leiser-Moore – Concept, Writer and Performer
Richard Moore – Writer and Performer
Jacques Soddell – Sound Designer
Israel Aloni – Choreographer
Susan Bamford Caleo – Vocal Director

M: Kaddish is part of FCAC’s 2019 Women, Art & Politics (WAP) program.

A performance by Deborah Leiser-Moore and Richard Moore.

Presented by FCAC in partnership with Tashmadada and in association with the Jewish Museum of Australia.

Image: Deborah Leiser-Moore. Image by Richard Moore.

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Date & Times


Start: Thursday, 28 February 2019 7:30 pm

End: Saturday, 2 March 2019 9:00 pm


FCAC Performance Space


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