MED MIG SELV I MINE EGNE ARME / WITH MYSELF IN MY OWN ARMS

Why do we take for granted that the most important thing for a woman is to become a mother?

 

MED MIG SELV I MINE EGNE ARME, Revolver på Republique 2019 © Peter Abrahamsen

 

MED MIG SELV I MINE EGNE ARME/WITH MYSELF IN MY OWN ARMS

By Christina Hagen (DK)

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Monologue

Danish original text

Why do we take for granted, that every woman has a desire to become a mother?
WITH MYSELF IN MY OWN ARMS is a monologue about the difficult choice between motherhood and freedom. A revolt against taboos, gender roles, prejudices and the general feel-good understanding of what motherhood is. “… you could also have a child? No way. What a creepy thought. Then again, I could give birth to a baby. A small slimy beach ball that will inherit my bitch-like superficiality and my poor talents …”

 

MED MIG SELV I MINE EGNE ARME © Revolver på Republique 2019

 

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Christina Hagen © Thomas Priskorn

 

Christina Hagen (b. 1980) graduated from the School of Authors in 2006 and has published 7 books. The poetry collection WHITE GIRL was performed at The Royal Theatre in 2013, and she wrote SOME PEOPLE for Det Royal Theatre and the National Gallery of Denmark in 2017.
She won the Albertine Prize in 2012 and Montana’s Literature Prize in 2014. She received the Statens Kunstfonds three-year scholarship and has been nominated for Weekendavisen’s Literature Prize and for a Reumert as ‘Playwright of the Year’ in 2019.
Christina Hagen writes in a raw, cynical and deliberately flawful language, and in her conceptual works she explores some of the inherent human and societal structures that are not too flattering: racism, sexism and the bad taste of the white middle class.