FERTILE GROUND

2022 Semifinalist, O'Neill National Playwrights Conference

(Full length) Leigh wants a baby but struggles with unexplained miscarriages. Her younger sister Olivia wants to be done with her academic book about maternal filicide, which seems to be having a negative impact on her mental health. Leigh's husband Max wants to be done with fertility treatments so that he and Leigh can move on...
2022 Semifinalist, O'Neill National Playwrights Conference

(Full length) Leigh wants a baby but struggles with unexplained miscarriages. Her younger sister Olivia wants to be done with her academic book about maternal filicide, which seems to be having a negative impact on her mental health. Leigh's husband Max wants to be done with fertility treatments so that he and Leigh can move on. Into their lives comes an incarcerated woman who will have devastating consequences for both sisters. In the wake of U.S. restrictions on reproductive freedoms, FERTILE GROUND is new play exploring motherhood and other societally-ignored aspects of women's lives.
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FERTILE GROUND

Character Information

  • Leigh
    Early 40s,
    a woman
    A novelist struggling with infertility
  • Olivia
    Late 30s,
    a woman
    Leigh's sister. A psychologist and parent
  • Max
    Early 40s,
    a man
    Leigh's husband. A graphic designer
  • Willa
    20s or 30s,
    a woman
    An incarcerated woman
  • Guard
    Played by the actor who plays Max

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