Doctor Voynich and Her Children

Doctor Rue Voynich and her apprentice Fade travel the American Heartland dispensing herbal medications. Covertly, they perform abortions, which have been illegal since “the Pence days.” Fade tries to help local youth Hannah complete her abortion, using knowledge from an ancient manuscript, before her mother and the sheriff can nail them for the “attempted murder of an unborn person.”
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Doctor Rue Voynich and her apprentice Fade travel the American Heartland dispensing herbal medications. Covertly, they perform abortions, which have been illegal since “the Pence days.” Fade tries to help local youth Hannah complete her abortion, using knowledge from an ancient manuscript, before her mother and the sheriff can nail them for the “attempted murder of an unborn person.”
>>This post-Roe v. Wade play about mothers and daughters is poetic, sexy, vulgar, queer, and a little too real.
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Doctor Voynich and Her Children

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  • Damian Stuchko:
    6 Jun. 2018
    Wow, a wonderful drama for a group of female identifying individuals across the spectrum. Its lives in the same world as The Handmaid's Tale about the way the world could grow if we aren't careful about the the fight for human rights. The unspoken nature of Rue's trans identity was a powerful choice. Strong choice for an intimate black box or thrust theatre space.

Production History

  • University
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    Stanford University: [wit]: a gender conscious theater company
    ,
    2018
  • University
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    Rhodes College, McCoy Theatre
    ,
    2018

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2018
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Playwrights Foundation
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2018