Boom Baby

BOOM BABY (In Development)
Playwright: Natalie Meisner

When Iona can't find work in Cape Breton she takes a community college course to be a loader operator and heads west to work in the camps. When she arrives she discovers the camp is a world unto itself. When she unexpectedly becomes pregnant she is faced with a dilemma. A solution presents itself when Brooke, a PR manager who is unable to have a child of her own, hears of Iona's situation and offers to "help".

In Canada a surrogate mother cannot be paid, but rather must operate under the assumption of altruism. And yet everything in the work camp env
ironment is measured in dollars and cents. The deal the women strike ultimately raises the question of just what can or can’t be bought or sold. A new human life? An existing one? A river? A water table? The future?

BOOM BABY Development History
ArtsSpring Workshop and Reading
Salt Spring Island, BC August 2018
Director: Pamela Halstead
Actors: Patrick Byrne, Dustin George Hovey, Metta Rose McNairn, Kaya Reiss, Jeffrey Renn

Eastern Front Theatre STAGES Festival Workshop and Reading (with support from PARC)
Halifax, NS May 2017
Director: Pamela Halstead
Actors: Micha Cromwell, Nathan Simmons, Lesley Smith, Jeff Schwager, Sam Vigneault

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement….