Suzanne De Leon and Jan Olsen are very excited to announce that they are bringing back the play BIRTH for three performances – October 15, 16 and 17, 2015.
The play will be performed at a new home — The Classic Theatre of San Antonio, 1924 Fredericksburg Road (adjacent to the Woodlawn Theatre).

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Here’s an image from mysa.com/Express-News from our 2013 production of Birth!

Moving between first-person monologues, dialogue, and the voices these women heard on the day they gave birth, Birth confronts “the naked truth about childbirth in America.”  It tells the true stories of 8 women painting a portrait of how low-risk, educated women are giving birth in America today. These stories are told with humor, sadness, joy, and drama and reveal our common humanity that begins at birthEach performance was followed by a community talk back with local maternity care providers and consumers.

Birth was first presented in San Antonio by BOLDSA2013, a grassroots coalition of organizers and performers who are committed to making maternity care in the greater San Antonio community sensitive and responsive to women and their families.  This powerful play was performed over a weekend in March 2013 at the Sterling Houston Theater at Jump-Start in the beautiful King William area.

All proceeds raised at the 2013 event benefited San Antonio Birth Doulas (SABD), a program of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc.   SABD provides free doula services to pregnant teen mothers and free or reduced fee doula services to low-income mothers.  This page from the SABD website provides additional information on the important role that doulas play during childbirth and identify the many benefits that our young at-risk mothers receive who are now giving birth and raising our next generation.

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