BY KIRSTEN GREENIDGE (USA)
‘For your own sake, and for the sake of the baby to come you must be correctly corseted during the maternity period. I bought five. Keeping up with the rich white ladies like I don’t know what.’
It costs more to give birth in the USA than anywhere else on the planet, so why do they have the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world? Obie award-winning playwright Kirsten Greenidge takes us back across 100 years of childbirth in the USA and asks ‘has anything changed’?
Directed by Emma Callander
Performed by Elizabeth Chan, Carla Henry, Danielle Henry, Abdul Salis, Katie West
The B!RTH plays are available for charities & educational organisations to use are of charge for the next 3 years to raise awareness and encourage debate in the field. If you are interested in using the plays in the future, please contact us.