Our frustrations are more than hormones. Our bodies are meant for more than childbirth. Our pain will not be dismissed with a Midol. Our voices will not be silenced by laws. With feet planted firmly in the stirrups, four women examine the ways in which their autonomy has been compromised by the medical system. Exploring everything from wandering wombs, to period sex, to female sterilization, SEETHERED is an unapologetically bloody and beautiful battlecry for the acknowledgement of women’s pain. This play celebrates the choices we are given, mourns the choices we were forbidden, and rallies for the choices we deserve.
“It’s like The Handmaid’s Tale crossed with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with a sprinkle of Juno quirkiness.”
- Script available in Script Library – Get the password here (scroll down), then visit the Script Library
- Visual Story available – click here to view or download
About the Artists
Having all spent various years at the University of Victoria from 2012-2019, the five creatives of SEETHERED reunited in Vancouver where they have been busy exploring the worlds of film and television, podcast production, YouTube talent management, sound design, and inevitably, the restaurant industry. The director and cast of SEETHERED are grateful to have created the show on the ancestral, traditional, unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (TsleilWaututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
Written and Directed by: Zoë Wessler
Featuring: Emma Newton, Arielle Permack, Kapila Rego, and Rahat Saini
Metro Studio Theatre
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