An autobiographical, one-woman show, written as a recount of the worst decade of someones’ life.

Clusterfuck is a deeply personal project about the importance of connection, the mental and physical challenges of single parenthood, the strength of human resilience, the discovery and formation of self, and the healing power of acceptance.

It is a story about home, survival, motherhood, love, identity, belonging, grief, loss and being human told through the events of business ventures and near-bankruptcy, separation and single motherhood, a life-saving alter-ego, the death of a parent, a brain tumour, COVID and coming out.

It is the story of the journey my little family and I took together. A multi-layered traumatic decade which we are only beginning to unpack and sort as a one-parent family, with all its generational trauma, sadness, joy, elation and hope

…a snapshot of the events that pummelled and shaped me, the fires that singed and burned me, reduced me to ashen cinders, and the inner discoveries and realisations that saw me cheat death, in the end, to be able to restore and transform myself, fusing my broken body and mind together to re-emerge, irrevocably changed.”

Rose Ottavi-Kokkoris


Lead Artist
Rose Ottavi-Kokkoris

Produced by
Performing Lines TAS

Information for Presenters

Sinsa Mansell Senior Producer
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Project Partners & Acknowledgements

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.