"The Right" by Alison Lawrence

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 11:00
Producer: 
Studio 180 Theatre
Venue: 
Culture, Arts, Media & Education Centre (918 Bathurst Street Toronto, ON M5R 3G5)

The Right is about the legally and morally murky world of Medical Assistance in Dying. Late last year I was told by a doctor that the defining term in the Medical Assistance in Dying legislation, Bill C-14, is that a person qualifies when death is “reasonably foreseeable,” which is “a statement of law that has no equivalent in medicine.” I began to realize that the general public for the most part misunderstands how Bill C-14 is applied and who qualifies. At the same time, the passing of the bill hasn’t ended the controversy over Medical Assistance in Dying. If anything, it has intensified it. So what does that mean for someone who wants to die? […]

“My strength as a writer is personalizing large emotional events. I would like to engage in these big ideas about physician-assisted end of life by placing the professionals who deal with the law in a complicated emotional situation where their own reactions might surprise them, and our audience.”

 

(Date is tentative. Exact date in April TBA early 2018)