Why should anyone care about this play?
I was posed a question yesterday that has made me think.
Why is this play important? From a producing angle how are we going to sell this play to the masses. I’m 30 years old. My peers are not necessarily looking to have children right now. Yes, they will come to support me and watch the show but I don’t have so many friends that I can pack the house every night for two weeks.
How do I get men interested in this show? Is egg donation a woman’s issue? I suppose so. If we were going to genderize the whole infertility world the female desire to conceive a child may supercede the male’s in society’s eyes. I think this entire issue: INFERTILITY is clouded by shame and secrecy. As is egg donation. Donors are supposed to remain closeted and quiet. Couples aren’t suppose to discuss what goes on in the bedroom. But maybe if people talked about it more…
– more awareness could be brought to the issue- that in fact Men suffer with infertility just as equally as women
– we might be able to see patterns with infertile people ie. neighbourhood structure, proximity to industry, diet and consumption of non natural substances in the body that could affect someone’s ability to conceive.
– we could understand as a society how much closer we are getting to genetically manufacturing our babies, maybe if we talked about it more people could begin to have some base knowledge about the social and ethical ramifications of this industry.
Remember. ONE in SIX Couples. Those odds ain’t great.