Kin

Production Photo: KinWinner of the New Voices Iowa Playwrights Competition, Kin is based on the true story of Carrie Buck, a young woman in Virginia in the 1920’s.

At age 17, after becoming pregnant out of wedlock, Buck’s foster parents committed her to a mental asylum, where doctors wanted to have her sterilized as part of the state’s eugenics program.  The resulting challenge to this procedure lead to a historic Supreme Court case of Buck vs. Bell.  Kin is the dramatization of these events.