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Informed Consent - Full Length Play, Drama

Informed Consent

Deborah Zoe Laufer

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573799860

With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? 

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Multimedia

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? Inspired by a recent court case between a Native American tribe and an Arizona University, Informed Consent takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our DNA is our destiny.


REVIEWS 

"CRITICS' PICK! A thoughtful and engrossing play...that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs." The New York Times, Read More 

"[Deboarh Zoe Laufer] knows her audience and how to challenge them to reexamine their preciously held beliefs." TheatreMania, Read More

"It's the kind of work live theater needs more of – urgent, challenging and of the moment, grappling with concepts that scare us and intrigue us." - The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Read More 

"See this play in order to learn and think." - Cleveland Examiner, Read More


Check out these photos from Primary Stages' production of Informed Consent in August 2015.


Informed Consent premiered as a co-production between the Geva Theatre Center and the Cleveland Playhouse in association with Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Technology Project in March of 2014 under the direction of Sean Daniels.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Multicultural casting

CASTING NOTES

A cast of 5 actors play all the characters. All racial assumptions should be defied in casting.

ONE/JILLIAN - Genetic anthropologist in her 30's. The smartest person in the room. Desperate to make the most of the time she has tp save her daughter. Full of life and hunger.
TWO/GRAHAM -  Jillian's husband. Children's book author. Loving and patient. A children's book author. A romantic. An optimist.
THREE/NATALIE - Jillian and Graham's four year old daughter, ARELLA - Member of the Havasupai tribe in her 30's
FOUR/KEN - a social anthropologist in his 70's, LAWYER, LITTLE GIRL AT THE BOOK NOOK, JOAN, A PRESCHOOL MOM
FIVE/DEAN HAGAN, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, SHEILA, A PRESCHOOL MOM


Videos
  • Laufer and Tommy on INFORMED CONSENT

  • INFORMED CONSENT - Primary Stages

Author
Deborah Zoe  Laufer

Deborah Zoe Laufer

Deborah Zoe Laufer’s plays have been produced at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Portland Stage, and eighty other theaters around the country, in Germany, Russia and Canada. End Days was awarded The ATCA Steinberg citation and appeared at Ensemble Studio Theatre through an Alfred P. Sloan ... view full profile

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