In the not-too-distant future a corporeal tragedy is taking place. Animals have died out and young women are task with bringing them to “bear” in order to protect and save paramount endangered species. A young bearer named Samantha struggles to discover her place in the world and adjust to her new status as a “Bearer” (spoiler alert: it is not one of privilege). The other Bearers, her parents, her doctors – basically nobody in Samantha’s world comprehends what she is doing or why leaving her in her own private world.
“The Bearer of Bad News” explores the intersection of identity and purpose set against the backdrop of a world irrevocably altered by climate change.
3 Actors play 9 roles in this collaborative creation.