SEEDS

Single mom Josephine has three children from different dads; identical and infertile twin Marjorie is pretty sure she's ready to be childless--until Jo offers to be her egg donor surrogate.

Winner, Emanuel Fried Award for Oustanding New Play

One-act sixty minute version under "Script Sample"
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SEEDS

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  • Elana Gartner:
    25 Sep. 2018
    This is has heartbreaks happening in so many parts of the plot, so many characters being squeezed into places they are not comfortable. Hoke does an excellent job of bringing to life some of the real complications that face couples and parents as they approach having children and caring for them.
  • Patricia Milton:
    19 Apr. 2017
    I really enjoyed the intriguing treatment of flashbacks in this play, incorporating past into present scenes. The relationships are juicy, and the theme of twinship fascinating.
  • David Hansen:
    11 Apr. 2017
    This play on the subject of conception succeeds in that it is not about that one thing, but how the urgent need some feel to procreate affects all things, past, present and future combined, and that the more control you believe you have over the creation and development of life, the greater the chance for disillusionment, heartbreak and loss. Compelling, sympathetic, with several dynamite characters for women.

Character Information

  • Josephine
    33,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    preschool aide, single mother of three children by different fathers.
  • Marjorie
    33,
    same as Josephine
    ,
    Female
    Josephine’s identical twin sister, a PhD level research scientist trying to discover a link between Alzheimer’s and estrogen deficiency
  • Aidan
    34,
    Any
    ,
    Male
  • Kay
    50,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A firecracker who tells it like it is
  • Alice
    72,
    Probably White
    ,
    Female
    Aidan's adoptive mother

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Women's Theatre Festival
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Road Less Traveled Productions
    ,
    2011

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Road Less Traveled Productions: Winner Emanuel Fried Outstanding New Play
    ,
    2013

Awards

Winner
,
Emanuel Fried Award for Outstanding New Play
,
Artie Awards
,
2013
Finalist
,
T. Schreiber New Works
,
T. Schreiber Studio
,
2013