Pics! Meet the Cast of Informed Consent

News   Pics! Meet the Cast of Informed Consent The premiere of Deborah Zoe Laufer's Informed Consent began performances Aug. 4 at the Duke on 42nd Street.

Leading the cast is Tina Benko (Irena's Vow, Top Girls) in a story inspired by the the real-life landmark case involving the Havasupai Tribe of the Grand Canyon and Arizona State University, in which scientists used their blood samples to investigate areas other than what was approved.

Presented by Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre, Informed Consent follows scientist Jillian, played by Benko, on her study of an unusually high diabetes rate among a tribe of Native Americans. As in the real-life case, her research opens up the possibility of major discoveries in other areas such as cancer, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s; however, these have not been approved by the tribe, for which blood is sacred.

Here's a look at the cast and creative team:

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