Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search



Media Release: Mis{s}Conception

A Play About Infertility

Feminist Theatre Collective presents a play about Infertility

The Clitlective presents a new work about the challenges of infertility in modern times. Based on a true story, the play follows Chloe, a successful twenty-something whose life has gone perfectly to plan until she tries to get pregnant. Offering a humorous but empathetic insight into pregnancy in modern times, Mis{s}Conception follows the story of one woman's attempts to get pregnant, trying anything that might help – including even phallic fertility statues.

This project explores the problem of infertility in modern times, an increasingly pertinent issue for women as many choose to have children later and often face difficulties as a result. The topic of infertility is particularly relevant for co-writer and performer Ania Upstill, herself the product of In Vitro Fertilisation in its early days in the late 1980s. Says Upstill, “My mother had a very successful career and was ahead of her time in many ways, including the choice to have children in her late 30's. Only in recent years have I realised how much work my parents had to go through to have my sister and I, and that those difficulties are increasingly becoming the norm. Infertility can be a highly fraught, leaving women feeling vulnerable and incapable even though they are successful in other areas of their life. I hope that this play helps facilitate discussions about infertility and lessen the shame associated with it.”

Mis{s}Conception offers a sympathetic look at infertility and conception through Chloe's experiences. Will she or won't she? Or will she just go crazy trying?

This Clitlective production follows the success of The Vagina Monologues in April 2013. Performances will be at 128 Abel Smith St on February 20th - 22th at 6:30pm, running about 1hr long. All performances are koha entry, and places can be booked by emailing with a name and the number of tickets required. For more information contact Ania Upstill at 0223181037.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news