7 female playwrights were commissioned from across the globe to explore health inequality through their country’s approach to childbirth. Each writer met with healthcare experts, scientists, parents and people touched by this vital issue to support their research. You can follow their journeys through their blogs at the bottom of their profile pages.

United States of America

So Far As A Century’s Reach by Kirsten Greenidge

"If one believes in the basic right to live, then the idea that access to health care is unevenly distributed is worth examining on the stage."


Choices by Stacey Gregg

"In order to stay relevant theatre must insist on being a site of interrogation, passion and analysis."


Q&Q by Liwaa Yazji

"Health inequality draws a very sharp red line under general human inequality".


Orchid by Mῦmbi Kaigwa

"Many of the problems that women from African countries face are because these subjects are difficult to discuss."


Ouroboros by Swati Simha

"How much right does the state have over women's bodies? What accounts as a 'private' matter and what is a matter of national concern?"


A Son Soon by Xu Nuo

"As a 3 month old baby's mother I want to know better the meaning of birth".


The Birth Machine by Marcia Zanelatto

"My great-grandmother gave birth to 12 children at home, my grandmother had 9 children at home, my mother had 6 children in hospital, I gave birth to 1 child by cesarean section. What will the future of birth look like?"