The Plays

B!RTH celebrates the power of theatre to raise awareness and ignite debate. To highlight the vast global inequality in maternal and newborn health, B!RTH commissioned leading playwrights from across the world to explore their country’s approach to childbirth. Each play highlights different issues and explores how society and politics affect the choices that women are able to make about motherhood and birth. All are based on local women and real stories collected and researched by the writers. 

The B!RTH plays (and the B!RTH Toolkit) are free to download and available to use as tools to raise awareness and encourage debate locally, nationally and internationally via each of the play pages below