BIRTH a play by Karen Brody

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The North Door

501 Brushy Street

Austin, TX 78702

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The critically-acclaimed play, Birth, is based on BOLD founder/playwright Karen Brody's interviews with 118 mothers. With humor and passion, the piece celebrates the deep power that's available to every woman giving birth. Through this play, mothers throughout the world have started being BOLD, believing that their bodies rock and they've taken control of their births. The play Birth has given voice to the story of childbirth as told by mothers, an experience that previously had not been given any theatrical attention. Through the play and all the highly commitment BOLD communities who have produced the play in hundreds of locations around the world since 2006, a deeper consciousness around childbirth issues has emerged and contributed to the conversation around improving childbirth for women. Today the play Birth has reached over 100,000 people and raised nearly 1 million dollars to improve childbirth.

Directed by:

Oona Mekas


Katie Vinopal as Amanda

Christine Chang as Beth

Oona Mekas as Janet

Dell Gilliam as Jillian

Chanté Powell as Lisa

Kelly Cameron as Natalie

Brittany Lewis as Sandy

Soso Franchot as Vanessa

Alaithia Velez as Female Chorus

All proceeds will go to Giving Austin Labor Support to continue the GALS' mission, directly impacting our community. Please also consider bringing new or gently used pregnancy, birth, or parenting books to donate to Travis County Correctional Complex Library to continue to support GALS' work with moms who are incarcerated.

The show will run approximately two hours and will have an expert panel to speak to the local issues around birth in Travis County from 4-4:30.

Ticket includes a beverage from the bar!


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking options for shows and events at The North Door are listed below:

1 – Cap Metro Lot Entrance on East 5th street, at San Marcos street (between Brushy street & Waller)

2 – Corazon Parking Garage Entrance on San Marcos street, between East 5th and 6th streets

3 – Curbside Metered Parking Metered parking costs $1 per hour and limited to 3 hours at a time. Free parking is available on Brushy and East 5th streets all day on Sunday, and weekdays until 6pm. Paid parking meter hours are Monday – Saturday from 6pm – Midnight.

Click here for a google map of the area with directions to parking.

My business is interested in sponsoring the event. Who should I contact?

We have 4 different Sponsorship levels ranging from $50 to $500. If you are interested in learning more, please contact info@givingaustinlaborsupport.org and/or coordinator@givingaustinlaborsupport.org.

I really love the mission of Giving Austin Labor Support. Can I donate more than the ticket price?

Absolutely! We agree that GALS is pretty rad. We included a donation option when you buy your ticket!

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501 Brushy Street

Austin, TX 78702

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