Loosely based on Claire Burns’ experience as an egg donor in 2004, Hatched was written and inspired by personal interviews with egg donors, donor children and recipient couples.
The play centers on a young teen in trouble. Confused about his upbringing and the odd behavior of his parents, Nicholas struggles with identity issues, which explode into crisis when he learns of his unusual conception.
This is a play about unconventional families; secrets and lies; the fact that every choice has a ripple effect of consequences; and it demonstrates that there are no easy answers. Above all, Hatched is about the need to belong.