Eggsistentialism

Joanne Ryan

Directed by: Veronica Coburn

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“I read somewhere that 10,000 of a woman’s eggs die a day. I’ll be lucky if I have enough left to make an omelette!”

Funny. Tender. Moving. Looking down the barrel of her final fertile years, one modern woman goes on a comical quest to uncover the ifs, hows and crucially the whys of reproducing her genes.

Thinking outside the box in an effort to decide what to do with her own, eh, box, no stone is left unturned in this journey of extremes as she tries to figure out…

Should making a life for oneself involve making another?

Eggsistentialism is a comedic, autobiographical journey charting the madcap odyssey writer/performer Joanne Ryan embarked upon while trying to decide in her final fertile years whether or not to have a child.


WINNER – Lustrum Award for Best Festival Moment
WINNER – Best Storytelling Bouquet
WINNER – Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award