Babel

BABEL is a dark comedy set in the near future about two couples who are having trouble getting pregnant, the lengths they go to in order to have a baby, and the morally questionable technology involved. If you like Booker’s “Black Mirror,” Ishiguro’s “Never Let Me Go,” or Haley’s “The Nether,” then this play is for you. It requires four characters (3F,1M) and a flexile set.
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Babel

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  • Maximillian Gill:
    10 Apr. 2020
    Like the best speculative fiction, Goldfinger's play examines how a world founded on different principles affects people on the most human levels and extrapolates forward from our current reality. Here we have a utopia that is revealed to conceal the elements of a dystopia. We learn the darker side through the process of understanding the concerns of a set of characters whom we can't help but form strong bonds with thanks to Goldfinger's assured dialogue. Questions of nature vs. nurture are examined and late-act reveals force us to re-evaluate the characters and the plausible world they inhabit. Impressive work.
  • Jerry Polner:
    2 Apr. 2020
    Babel is a stunning and shattering story of two couples trying to have babies that will pass society's new test for perfection. Not a single line is out of place in this brilliant, incisive look at our very near future.
  • Greg Vovos:
    12 Mar. 2020
    A powerful, poignant, inventive play that brilliantly uses the future to speak to today. Characters with depth, and a story that moves at the perfect pace to its explosive, inevitable ending. Beautifully crafted. I would love to direct this piece.

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Awards

Nominee
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Blackburn Prize
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2019
Nominee
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Weissberger Award
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2019
Selection
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The Kilroy's List
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2019
Winner
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Smith Prize for Political Theatre
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2017
Selection
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Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts
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2017