Multi-award-winning playwright Stacey Gregg is exploring whether increasing choice and the perception of control within a capitalist framework is really possible with childbirth, and the impact this is having on an already overstretched healthcare system. Is the illusion of choice putting increased pressure on state medical resources – from fertility treatment to age-related complications – and can we pay to control when and how we have children?

Originally from Northern Ireland, Stacey is one of the UK’s most dynamic socially conscious playwrights. Her plays have premiered at the Abbey Theatre Dublin, the Watford Palace & Oval House winning her the Stuart Parker Trust Award and nominations for the Irish Times Theatre Award and the Off West End Awards. She has just been awarded the Irish Times Best New Play Award. Stacey is currently on commission with the Royal Court, Clean Break Theatre Company and the Abbey Theatre Dublin.

Stacey Gregg's blog posts

July 21, 2016

Dispatches: Stacey Gregg (UK) part 2

Stacey Gregg, UK based writer for B!RTH meets Professor Daniel Brison, Honorary Professor of Clinical Embryology and Stem Cell Biology at The University of Manchester; Scientific Director of the Department of Reproductive Medicine; and Co-Director NW Embryonic Stem Cell Centre (NWESCC). I screwed up location and am waiting on Dr Daniel Brison at the Old Building […]

July 15, 2016

Dispatches: Stacey Gregg (UK)

UK based B!RTH writer Stacey Gregg recounts a meeting with Gail, a midwife working in Manchester with twenty years’ experience. I meet Gail in Manchester in a cafe. She’s worked in UK midwifery for twenty years. We thought it’d be a good idea for me to talk to someone on the front line. It takes a while […]

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