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.