Family Planning

TEN-MINUTE: When, on the morning after Trump's election, high school senior Angela tells her mother Bella about a pact she has made with three of her closest friends, Bella has to decide whether or not to adjust her moral compass to protect her daughter in the strange new world of Trump's America.
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Family Planning

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    23 Jul. 2020
    A difficult dilemma to be sure, but a powerful statement on the world we live in. When 1 in 6 women have been raped and birth control is under assault, it's natural to want to take every precaution while you still can. Well done.
  • Scott Sickles:
    9 Dec. 2018
    A gut-punch! John Minigan illuminates part of the fallout of the 2016 election that many men probably wouldn't think of; I know I didn't. This play is a perfect illustration of how the highest levels of government affect citizens in the most intimate and violent ways, and dares to follow-through on the bleak consequences of what is already a worst-case scenario. A must-read, especially for Trump-voting parents of women and girls. It should be produced everywhere.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    4 Sep. 2018
    This play needs to be read from the rooftops. Minigan creates such warmth and familiarity between mother and daughter - and the daughter's group-chat community. The fear is all-too real, the scenario terrifyingly prescient. I'm grateful for plays like this one, amplifying the very real voices of those who can't yet vote, but who will pay the price for the decisions that impact them, body and soul.

Production History

  • Fringe
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    Ixion Theatre
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    2018
  • Fringe
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    Fish in Water, #metoo Plays, reading
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    2018
  • Professional
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    Fish in Water/#metoo Plays
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    2018