by Gina Stevensen: August 27th - September 11th
The Colony is a new play about the eugenics movement in America. Synopsis: In 1924 Virginia, a dirt-poor young woman named Carrie Buck is brought to a mysterious medical facility. No one will tell her why she’s here, or where her two-month-old daughter is. The Doctor in charge is a charming progressive, a student of the new science of heredity and genes. In Carrie, he finds the missing link his movement has been searching for, placing her at the center of a chain of events that will lead all the way to the Supreme Court. Based on a true story, The Colony asks: how does our society, past and present, regulate the bodies of women who are deemed “undesirable”?