A verbatim play by Robin C. Whittaker with Sue McKenzie-Mohr.
This production is a first for Theatre St. Thomas. No White Picket Fence is a new verbatim play in which all of the dialogue originates, verbatim, from interviews with ten women who have experienced the foster care system and are now living well. The language is real and gripping.
These women’s stories span their time before and during their time in care, and into their current lives navigating the world as young adults. Their stories are charged with turmoil and suffering in their original family homes and later during impermanent arrangements in foster care and group homes. Yet, they highlight the women’s persistence moving toward living well on their own terms. These are stories of resistance, resilience, and strength of human spirit.