Jail Baby by Cairn Moore and Hope McIntyre
Jasmine bursts into the world unlike your typical newborn child and is anointed a "jail baby." Born in prison, raised by a mother who revolved in and out of the correctional system, tossed in and out of foster care, Jasmine is destined to become one of society's monsters. When she finds herself pregnant and facing her most serious charge yet, Jasmine is horrified at the thought of having her unborn child repeat her life of despair. Through a series of parodies, myths about incarcerated women are woven together with scenes from Jasmine's journey. From bad prison B movies, to Kangaroo Court, the ensemble of characters turn common beliefs on their heads in order to make the audience question their preconceptions of women "offenders".
Year Printed: 2013
First Produced: 2013 at University of Winnipeg Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, Winnipeg, MB.
Written With: Cairn Moore
Running TIme: 75 minutes
Male Cast: 1
Female Cast: 6