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Reminder: BIRTH play this Friday

From: Kerry M.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 10:05 PM
Just wanted to send a reminder that the play BIRTH is coming to Chicago this weekend (see details below). I'm planning on going and hope to see lots of you there! There are no advance ticket sales for the play, but it'd be nice to get a Homebirth Meetup carpool going if possible. If you're interested in driving together, respond to this message and we can arrange to meet and go as a group.

See you soon,

Kerry Maiorca
Bloom Yoga Studio


a play by Karen Brody
Friday, June 22, 2007, 2pm

Around the Coyote Gallery Arts Complex ,1935-1/2 W. North Ave. ,Chicago
Tickets: $5

Admission is first-come, first-served basis; reservations will not be accepted.

Box office info line: (347)[masked] (info only). Box office accepts cash or checks only; sorry, no credit cards.

Two opportunities to meet the playwright of BIRTH/founder of BOLD!
Friday, June 22, 2007
directly after the play Karen will hold an informal talkback about the themes in the play at a local cafe
4.30pm, Filter, 1585 N. Milwaukee ,Chicago,[masked]

Saturday, June 23, 2007
Calling all mothers, activists, and maternity care professionals...Come tell Karen about the birthing climate in Illinois! (gathering may be videotaped)
Please RSVP to [address removed]

2-5 pm, Sweet Pea?s Studio, 3717 N. Ravenswood, Chicago,[masked]-YOGA

About the play
Birth is a documentary-style play based on over one hundred interviews Karen Brody conducted with mothers across America who gave birth after 2000. It tells the true stories of 8 women painting a portrait of how low-risk, educated women are giving birth in America today. Birth is currently part of BOLD, a global "theatre for social change" movement to make maternity care more mother-friendly.

About the playwright
Karen Brody is a mother, playwright, journalist and birth activist. She is currently the founder of Birth On Labor Day (BOLD) a global movement to make maternity care mother-friendly around the world. To learn more about the play and BOLD go to

About the festival
Chicago HER-RAH! 2007: A Festival of The World's Best Women Playwrights And Their New Plays , on June 21-24, 2007 at Around the Coyote Gallery Arts Complex,[masked]/2 W. North Ave. in Chicago, Illinois.

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