How far would you go to get a life?
IVF isn’t fool proof and IUDs aren’t failsafe. iPhones come with ovulation apps and being married doesn’t mean you have to breed. Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant - the dilemmas of modern reproduction.
Seed is about the horror some woman
experience to learn they’re pregnant, even while in loving relationships, and
about fancy fertility clinics that prey on people’s primal urge to replicate,
in the hope of cementing the bond with their partner in a way a ring, a house
or a promise just don’t.
A truly contemporary, hilarious and smart look at modern reproduction and female friendship, Seed is a drama that’ll make you laugh, or it’s a comedy that’ll make you cry.
Starring: Hannah Banks, Carrie Green, Sophie Habmleton, Tom Knowles, Emily Regtien
Writer - Elisabeth Easther
Upon discovering that law school wasn’t really her bag, she completed a degree in theatre and film at Victoria University, followed by a diploma in acting from The NZ Drama School: Toi Whaakari. After a couple of years playing Shortland Street’s notorious villain, the evil Nurse Carla, she became a breakfast radio host in Auckland which required a lot less make up and marginally less bloodshed. From the late 90 she spent the subsequent decade travelling the world, during which time she discovered that her vocation was writing. Today Elisabeth writes for magazines and newspapers all over the world mainly about travel and leisure, arts and culture; she is a regular contributor to Radio NZ National and a columnist in the New Zealand Herald. What’s more she's an award-winning playwright and, through her script work, she is intent on creating strong roles for women
Director - Kerryn Palmer
In 2003 Kerryn completed her MTA in directing at Toi Whakaari-New Zealand Drama School and Victoria University Wellington (VUW), graduating with distinction.Kerryn regularly directs at Capital E National Theatre for Children, BATS Theatre and Circa Theatre. She has also created several immersive site-specific/generic works. (Pandemic, Sniper, Adrift, My Shout- Another Round At The Thistle Inn) She has directed many touring shows that travel around New Zealand, most recently Capital E’s Kiwi Moon. and Ensemble Impact’s Asian Invasion. Kerryn is currently a teaching fellow in the Theatre Department at Victoria University and is working on a PhD in Theatre for Young Audiences.