The Chain Theater, September 2021
Transcend Streaming produced a hybrid live stream of STILL, BIRTH. a play about pregnancy loss. Capturing video and audio using VDO.Ninja, the in-person experience was shared in real-time with those who were not able to make it out to New York and those who didn’t feel comfortable being back in person to experience theatre.
Still, Birth. is a play about pregnancy loss. A taboo subject for centuries, this play seeks to open the lines of communication between those who have been touched by pregnancy loss in any way. Stillbirth, miscarriage, and late-term abortion account for 5.82 deaths per 1,000 live births in the U.S. The loss often leaves a trail of disappointment, guilt, shame, and grief that are commonly experienced in silence. Still, Birth. uses dance, monologues, scenes, and poetry to tell the truth of losing a pregnancy. By telling our stories, we hope to bring healing and understanding to those affected.”It’s not about how or why; we are here to acknowledge that it did happen.” www.stillbirthplay.com
Still, Birth was part of the #CityArtistCorps! This $5,000 award was created to activate and energize New York City’s artists and engage the public with arts activities summer and fall of 2021.
Still, Birth. Creative Team:
Robyne Parrish – Director, Co-Writer
Coley Campany – Choreographer, Co-Writer
Kim Berrios Lin – Assistant Choreographer
Kyra Bowie – Production Stage Manager
Amanda Lacson – Photographer, Documentarian
Transcend Streaming – Streaming Producer
Still, Birth. featured the following performers:
Tara Troy, Coley Campany, Czarina Mada, Laura Sisskin, Juan Perez, Bree O’Conner, Yessenia Rivas, Nupur Charyalu, and Colin Gold.