Emma Callander

Creative Director of the Birth Festival

“This has been one of the most challenging and thrilling projects I have ever worked on. The subject matter is so urgent, but so expansive. Inequality in birth practice is prevalent in every country across the world. I was keen to work with a range of inspiring playwrights who all had very different voices and perspectives. I feel deeply proud of the work they have produced and I look forward to how these plays can now be used as tool to encourage positive action across the world”.

Guardian.com. Monday 26 September 2016.  Female playwrights deliver Manchester's global festival of childbirth