Kinder K is a new play by Norwegian playwright Kristofer Grønskag debating the use of gene technologies today. It will be performed at the Bunker Theatre 24th September 2017, followed by a panel discussion on the impacts and ethics of gene technologies, particularly in relation to pregnancies and disability. The panel will consist of ethicists and experts with an introduction by writer Kristofer Grønskag and director Camilla Gurtler.
This is a chance for us to raise awareness of the use of gene technologies and with a high profile panel we are super excited!
ABOUT THE PLAY
The play has two stories – the first is set in Nazi Germany where a German couple write to Hitler and ask him to kill their disabled newborn. This would be the movement known as Action T4, the killing of thousands of disabled children.
The second story follows a young pregnant couple in 2017, who realise they’re having a disabled child. As they debate whether they should keep it, the play asks if we should have the power to decide what makes a human being “normal” and “perfect”.
These questions are huge. With the UK being the leading researcher on gene technologies today we feel like this is something that should be talked about - what is the future of humanity if we can edit out what we don't like?
But don't we also deserve to have a choice?
Cut the Cord is a newly formed theatre company hoping to create new international work with a strong visual and political focus. Kinder K is our first production and we hope it can launch our company and work. Kinder K had it's UK premiere at Drama Centre back in May and is now moving on to its new adventure, a one night performance at the Bunker Theatre.
YOUR ROLE IN THIS
This is a huge opportunity for us to raise awareness of the play and get an audience and sponsor base for a tour in 2018. We are hoping to go to festivals next year, including Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This way, we can create debate on the moral dilemmas of the play and spread new Scandinavian theatre in the UK. But to do this, we need your help.
We need to raise £1000 to get the show to the Bunker. We need to raise money for:
- Host a debate
This performance is a huge step for us as a company and individuals starting out in the industry, advocating Scandinavian Theatre. Without support, this won’t be possible and we won’t raise awareness for a future tour. Any little donation from you would make a massive difference to us and get Kinder K to a bigger audience. We hope we can get a debate going with this play, and this is the first step.
Come and see us at the Bunker Theatre the 24th September, have a drink with us in the bar, and see first hand what a panel discussion on gene technologies is like! Buy your tickets here:
We can't wait to see you there!
If you want to know more about us check us out on www.cutthecordtheatre.com