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A play in ten acts that follows a Queer mixed-racial couple’s journey through pregnancy, and the ghosts that haunt them. Moving through four hundred years of colonial history, into doctor’s offices, places of worship, on the water, political offices, and into the homes of people experiencing pregnancy and those caring for them, this play asks us to examine our own experiences of pregnancy and desires to become, or not become, parents. How can we be our ancestors wildest dreams if they only had nightmares? 

This play was written based on years of research by both Three-Faced Productions' founders, playwright Timmia Hearn DeRoy, and dramaturg Pere DeRoy, as well as the personal journey of the playwright and her community, here in Lawrence, Kansas, and in the diasporas to which, as the child and spouse of immigrants, she and her family belongs.

We invite you to come join this meaningful conversation about pregnancy and the different journeys and experiences we all bring to it. We were all born, and so this story is relevant to us all. 

Each performance was followed by a community talk-back.

About the Cast.

Carmelle Garcia in On-Born Children and Ghosts, photo by Molly Adams_edited.jpg

In the News

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 Support for this work is provided by a Rocket Grants project award, a program of Charlotte Street and the Spencer Museum of Art. Funding is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

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