The Appointment – March 2019
“You are pregnant and want to know everything you can about the options you have. You have a right to know the truth. This booklet provides important information about the baby that is growing in your womb and the resources available to you during and after your pregnancy.” – Opening of “A Women’s Right to Know” from the State of Texas Health and Human Services
In August Lightning Rod Special shared a first draft of The Appointment (formerly “Unformed Consent”), a dark satire with original music of the misogyny, hypocrisy, and absurdity surrounding the abortion debate in America. Tickets were free with a suggested donation solicited at the door for our partner organizations, Women’s Medical Fund and Philadelphia Women’s Center. With your help we raised $4818 for compassionate abortion care and reproductive health services.
In March of 2019, FringeArts will present The Appointment as the centerpiece of their new festival, called High Pressure Fire Service, dedicated to Philadelphia’s next generation of makers.
Lead Artist – Alice Yorke
Director – Eva Steinmetz
Composer – Alex Bechtel
Co-Creators/Performers – Katie Gould, Scott Sheppard, Alice Yorke, Alex Bechtel, Jenson Titus Lavallee, Jaime Maseda, Brett Robinson
Additional Direction and Creation – Mason Rosenthal
Stage Manager – Sara Marinich
Scenic Design – Oona Curley
Costume Design – Jill Keys
Lighting Design – Masha Tsimring
Sound Design – Lucas Fendlay
Production Manager – Lauren Tracy
Audience Engagement Coordinator – Meredith Sonnen