Hedetet, or, Don't Eat Your Offspring

[10-minute] An anxious and overwhelmed new mother invokes three ancient Egyptian goddesses of birth and childcare — including the scorpion-goddess, Hedetet — to seek their advice on how to care for her newborn. The result is messy.
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Hedetet, or, Don't Eat Your Offspring

Character Information

  • Pat
    20s-30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    First-time mother of an infant. Intensely exhausted and stressed out.
  • Taweret
    Any,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    An ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility, childbirth, and infants. Motherly, but with a fierce, over-protective streak.
  • Heqet
    Any,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Another goddess of fertility and childbirth. Has a more hands-off approach to parenting.
  • Hedetet
    Any,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A goddess of scorpions who was also associated with babies. Go figure. Means well, but terrifies everyone who sees her.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    San Francisco Olympians Festival
    ,
    2017

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    PianoFight's ShortLived Festival
    ,
    2018