I was contacted by Alexa regarding my interest in giving away two tickets to a play called Birth, something I would love to go to if I was in Dallas still. It’s been labeled as The Vagina Monologues for birth, and it details the diverse stories of 8 different women. If you’re not quite sure what you’re getting into I found this page on the site to be really helpful.
Below is the press release for the event.
Childbirth choices take center stage with BOLD Fort Worth’s production of BirthWHEN: SEPTEMBER 25, 2010WHERE: MARTIN HALL, 1309 WESLEYAN, FORT WORTH, TXADVANCE TICKETS: $ 10 (available through www.boldfortworth.org)AT THE DOOR: $ 15Information: Alexa Gumm ? email@example.com ? 682-710-BOLD (2653)Fort Worth, TX – BOLD Fort Worth is presenting a day of focusing on mother-friendly childbirthchoices on September 25, 2010. Theatre goers will gather to see the DFW premiere of Birth,a play by Karen Brody, and a Birth Fair will offer new, expectant and future mothers access toprofessionals and companies who follow the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative.Alexa Gumm ? firstname.lastname@example.org ? 682-710-BOLD (2653)All proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships will benefit the Tarrant County Birth Network.The event is part of BOLD (Birth on Labor Day), a global arts-based movement aspiring tocreate childbirth choices for mothers around the world.“Childbirth today is a human rights issue for low-risk pregnant mothers,” states author Brody,who spent a year interviewing over 100 low risk women before writing her play. “Choices inchildbirth have been severely restricted for this large population of pregnant women despitestrong evidence-based research supporting a wide variety of birth choices.”Brody founded BOLD in 2006 with the intention to use her play to raise awareness andmoney that promotes childbirth choices that work for mothers. As Brody explains, “Pregnancytoday is typically viewed as an illness and emergency. BOLD uses theatre to raise people’sconsciousness that childbirth is normal. Once this is recognized people will start demandinga childbirth model of care that is compassionate, evidence-based and puts the mother at thecenter of her birth experience.”Producer Shannon Blackwell became interested in the play after the birth of her second child in2009.“My two different births and the care I received during my pregnancies from my providersshowed me the huge difference in experience a woman can have,” she states. “Beingeducated and knowing your options are significant factors in walking away from a birth feelingempowered. It is a milestone in a woman’s life and we should celebrate that.”Blackwell recruited Christi Moore-Murphy, an established theatre director and long time friend,to direct “Birth” after Moore-Murphy delivered her second child via emergency c-section earlierthis year.“We have an amazing group of actors, an unbelievably talented director and a fabulous groupof volunteers who are coming together for one day to change the way Fort Worth views birth,”Blackwell continues. “And the best part is that our advocacy efforts will continue through thefunds we raise for the Birth Network.”Since 2006 nearly 100 BOLD locations have raised over $130,000 for childbirth organizations.Tickets are available online at www.boldfortworth.org. The play is PG-13 and not recommendedfor younger children.The Tarrant County Birth Network is a community organization, with national roots, whosemission is to provide information about, and advocacy for, evidence-based, Mother-Friendlycare for expectant Tarrant County families seeking a healthy, informed, and enjoyablepregnancy and birth.###Media Contact:Alexa Gumm682-710-BOLD (2653)email@example.com
Comment below if you wold like to enter for two free tickets to the play! I’m bummed I just missed the showing in Chicago or else I would go myself.