Brilliantly written, performed and directed, these stories of the emergence of human life are nothing short of awe-inspiring and illuminating. The Birth Monologues first performed live on stage as a charitable event in Portland, Oregon. The acclaimed play and upcoming book, “The Birth Monologues” presents the beauty, the love, the trauma, the accomplishment and absolute miracle that is birth.
Allison’s heart-wrenching story of supporting her dying mother while birthing her daughter; Irene’s well researched choice as an MBA to have a home birth; R.K.s exquisite poem of the pearl of wisdom gained in coping through the waves of labor contractions; Christine's humorous doula account of supporting a hungry mom through the medical protocols of labor that wouldn’t allow her to eat; Natasha's powerful Vaginal Birth after Cesarean; Sean's hilarious recounting of his seminal experience as a father supporting his wife through labor; Christina's tender rebirth as a young mother after being victimized by child abuse; Sweet Home's unexpected orgasmic birth; J.H.s journey through pregnancy and birth as a transgender man; Crystal’s sweet and challenging surrogacy birth to name a few.
Welcome to The Birth Monologues. Opens in Los Angeles May 2017. Tour dates to follow.