THE BIRTH MACHINE (Brazil)

BY MARCIA ZANELATTO. TRANSLATED BY MATEUS CIUCCI.

‘Within my family’s delicate history runs my motherland’s colossal past and present and today I will tell you, inspired by my own relatives, how the birth machine works in my country.’

What is behind Brazil’s caesarean epidemic? Prolific screen and theatre writer Marcia Zanelatto scours her own family history of birth to tackle this question on a backdrop of the country’s turbulent political landscape.


Directed by Natalie Diddams

Performed by Shobna Gulati


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.

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