The Mother is an interpretation of the poem by Pulitzer Prize author and Chicagoan Gwendolyn Brooks.

The poem stands face to face with regret and refuses to blink. It presses right into the pain and allows the abortion of decades past to come bubbling to the surface with sorrow, rage and haunting visions of what might have been.   

Premiere: October, 2017
Choreography: Julianna Slager

Costumes: Lorianne Barclay