Soon, a biomedically-engineered creature is grown in the body of a graduate student – and then soon becomes later. A speculative play about care, reproduction, bodies, and every wild thing.
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22 Jul. 2023
what a great sci-fi concept: a biomedically-engineered creature to create extra body parts. Some theater, please help develop this play! ”
7 Mar. 2023
I adore how sprawling this piece is, and yet the creature remains at the center of everything. This piece is enlightening, terrifying, an epic, and oh, so necessary. What Derman has to say about ethics and research and genetic engineering and autonomy seem like issues of a future time, out of grasp. However, bodily autonomy is an ever-present, pressing issue in our society- and The Creature tackles it head on. ”
7 Mar. 2023
This play knocked me flat on my ass; a breathtaking piece of speculative theatre that gets at some compellingly big questions around personhood, parenthood, bodily autonomy, sentience, and more. It starts out as one thing before transitioning into something much stranger and equally fascinating. I love any play that takes big swings and leads its audience on a journey, and this play manages that in such a thrilling way. ”