Fuck Cancer

Grace is an uninsured freelance artist with a cancer diagnosis. When Grace looks into the options that she can afford, that align with her values, and those for which her friends can help her crowdfund, she finds Vandana, a just-out-of-school, also-uninsured acupuncturist who offers her services on a sliding scale. Will Grace be able to get the care she needs and beat her cancer -- or at the very least survive...
Grace is an uninsured freelance artist with a cancer diagnosis. When Grace looks into the options that she can afford, that align with her values, and those for which her friends can help her crowdfund, she finds Vandana, a just-out-of-school, also-uninsured acupuncturist who offers her services on a sliding scale. Will Grace be able to get the care she needs and beat her cancer -- or at the very least survive it? Will Vandana overcome her personal struggles and student loan debt, create a sustainable private practice, develop A Unifying Theory of Cancer Treatment, and become the practitioner that Grace needs? Each of these women learn quickly that they are in over their heads. How will they each identify and accept the support offered to them? At what cost?
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  • Shaun Leisher:
    11 Apr. 2018
    A really interesting plays that addresses illness and the ethics of medicine in such a highly theatrical way. I'd be very interested in seeing the different ways that directors, actors and designers will create the magical images that Jagernauth has written.
  • David Hansen:
    7 Apr. 2018
    Much cancer treatment, in the West and elsewhere, are merely treatment. The palliate. To soothe. To provide energy, and strength, and hope. Because cancer will win.

    Jagernauth’s play, however, is not so much about the patient, but the provider, whose struggles are a reminder that you cannot take care of the patient if you do not take care of yourself.

    She has created a dreamlike, grounded, and heartbreaking piece about the helplessness we feel in the face of the most insidious and prevalent of maladies. Strongly recommended.
  • Rachel Bykowski:
    11 Feb. 2018
    Jagernauth demonstrates, even in the early stages of develop with this play, a theatrical approach to discussing a very difficult question: When faced with death, how can we continue to live? A play that leads with a clear message: FUCK CANCER! Self-care and do what makes you happy to live life at its fullest.