Production of 'BIRTH' in Canton on Saturday
CANTON — The St. Lawrence County Birth Connection will be staging the community production of “BIRTH,” a play by Karen Brody, Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 ½ E. Main St.
The play boasts a community cast of North Country women and aims to raise awareness and money to improve birth options locally.After interviewing over 100 women about their birth stories, Brody, wrote the documentary play about how low risk women were giving birth in the United States. In her words, she wanted to "Put pregnant mothers’ voices center stage."
Light refreshments will be served and a panel about birth in the North Country will immediately follow the play.
“Art as activism is a powerful way to tell the story of how women are giving birth in this country. We hope the play will bring community together to open a dialogue about birth in the North Country,” said Sarah Oakley, producer of the play.
Eighty percent of the proceeds from this production will be donated to North Country Baby Blessings, a new organization raising funds to offset the costs of birthing for uninsured and underinsured families in need in St. Lawrence, Franklin, and Jefferson counties.
Tickets can be purchased for $8 online at Eventbrite or $10 at the door.
The St. Lawrence County Birth Connection is a group of birth professionals in St. Lawrence County who aim to use evidence-based practices to improve birth experiences for women and families. This community based organization was formed in 2016. They support and serve families in St. Lawrence County through education, advocacy, support and outreach efforts.