Mother’s Blood

Jacob Boehme with Keith Deverell and Isaac Drandic (VIC, QLD & TAS)

Mother’s Blood is a contemporary urban drama played out online and IRL about three generations of an Aboriginal family, exploring political change across decades, online identities and technology in dramatic storytelling.

Jacob Boehme is a Melbourne born and raised artist of the Narungga and Kaurna Nations, South Australia. He is a multidisciplinary theatre maker and choreographer for stage, screen, large-scale events and festivals.

This project is the second in a series of works around the theme of blood. Mother’s Blood highlights the experiences of Aboriginal women living with HIV, alongside themes of contemporary Aboriginal identities, sexuality, family loyalty and community. The process brings Jacob back together with artists Isaac Drandic and Keith Deverell, extending their artistic collaboration seeded during the making of acclaimed performance work, Blood on the Dance Floor.

Creative Team: Writer and creator – Jacob Boehme; Dramaturg and director – Isaac Dandric; Video artist – Keith Deverell; Performers – Kamarra Bell-Wykes, Chenoa Deemal, Kiah Cruse (image)

This project is supported by Native Earth Performing Arts (Canada), the Australia Council for the Arts Resilience Fund and Creative Victoria. It is produced by Insite Arts.

Image: Jacob Boehme


Vitalstatistix acknowledges that we, and our home Waterside, are on Kaurna Country, its sovereignty never ceded. We acknowledge Kaurna people as the continuing custodians of the Adelaide Plains who have a spiritual relationship with this land. We respect their cultural authority. We pay our respect to Kaurna Elders, past, present and emerging, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.