Home is My Road

Written by:

Florence Gibson MacDonald

Cast Size:
14

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 8

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Adoption
Family
Gender Roles
Immigration
War

Length:

120 min.

Year Written:

2003

Synopsis:

Home is My Road examines the role of international adoption in the cultural genocide of the Roma (Gypsy) people. Two Canadian women trace parallel routes in Romania; Grace is desperately trying to adopt a baby while Esme searches for her birth mother. Their lives intersect with a Roma family struggling for their survival in the post-communist revolution.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

The Roma Family:

Stefan, early 20’s / Fedora, Stefan’s borther, 25-30 / Trinquet, Stefan’s sister, 25-30 / Luminitsa, Stefan’s father’s cousin, a mute

Esme, Canadian Roma, 20 / Claude, Romanian baby broker, 30-40 / Grace, Canadian, late 30’s / Mom, Esme’s mother, 45 / Musician(s) / Dumptruck / Cops / Dr. Elena Burjan / Leenda / Canadian Embassy Official

First Produced:

2003, Factory Theatre

Resources:

Home is My Road is available through the CPO Website.

For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Carol Bolt Award for Drama

Read the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s overview of the genocide of European Roma (Gypsies) here.