Pictured: Mannon Haliburton
Unicorn Theatre has announced the cast and design team for Deborah Zoe Laufer’s INFORMED CONSENT.
Directed by Darren Sextro, the production features Manon Halliburton (JILLIAN), L. Roi Hawkins (GRAHAM), Teisha M. Bankston (DEAN HAGEN/JILLIAN’S MOTHER/SHEILA), Justin Barron (KEN/LAWYER/LITTLE GIRL/JOAN), and Enjoli Gavin (NATALIE/ARELLA).
The production team includes Tanya Brown (STAGE MANAGER), Kelli Harrod (SCENIC DESIGNER), Mary Traylor (COSTUME DESIGNER), Shane Rowse (LIGHTING DESIGNER), David Kiehl (SOUND DESIGNER), Eric Palmquist (PROPERTIES DESIGNER), Emily Swenson (PROJECTION DESIGNER), Ian R. Crawford (DRAMATURG), Jon Fulton Adams (ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER), Tim Sella (ASSISTANT PROJECTION DESIGNER), Chloé Robbins (PRODUCTION ASSISTANT), and Courtney Dozier (SOUND BOARD OPERATOR).
From the press release: “A brilliant and ambitious genetic anthropologist, Jillian is driven to find a cure for early-onset Alzheimer’s to save herself and possibly her young daughter from the disease. When the opportunity arises to research the genes of an isolated Native American tribe who could hold the key, Jillian pushes ethical boundaries in the name of scientific progress. Inspired by the real life conflict between the Havasupai Tribe and an Arizona university, Informed Consent takes a fresh look at the age old debate of science versus culture & faith, and whether our DNA should write our life stories.”
INFORMED CONSENT runs March 10th – April 1st. For more information visit www.unicorntheatre.org.