New Plays from Finland
Airb'n'baby – a comedy about the family of the future (2017)
How many of us can say they have truly been given unconditional love in their lives? And if you’re an ambitious and career-oriented sort of person, is that something you’d have time to pursue anyway?
Luckily, the team at trendy new startup Glowheadz have come up with the perfect solution for busy professionals that’s as ethical as it is sustainable. The partners have created a brand-new service that allows you to have unconditional love provided to you by a pair of professional parents, while your colleagues make up the rest of your family circle. For anyone keen on giving parenting a whirl, there’s Airb'n'baby, an infant-for-hire that the team hope will unlock new levels of human empathy around the world.
Set in the not too distant future, Airb'n'baby sees both love and babies as an immensely valuable resource, a form of wealth that should be distributed equally across society to address both overpopulation and overconsumption and to create job opportunities too. At the Glowheadz office, interior designed by a group of children from the local nursery, the partners are busy putting the finishing touches to the Airb'n'baby “ecosystem” by channelling their own inner children.
Airb'n'baby is about the search for the perfect family – a family ideally created by putting together a group of people who already exist. It asks whether, in the absence of anything better perhaps, a new generation of happy families could see us sharing our lives with our workmates, a Siri-style personal assistant or even a real live Airb'n'baby played by a professional actor.
Nordic Drama Corner Ltd