Wombanhood Stage Reading
The Richmond Shepard Theatre (309 E. 26th St., Manhattan)
$10 suggested donation
The reading will be open to the public and is free of cost; however, a $10 donation is requested to help further the production. 10 percent of profits will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
Wombanhood, written by Rachel Brill and directed by Daphnie Sicre and Rachel Tuggle Whorton, is a play that explores the topic of women’s reproductive health through three vignettes of different women and their health conditions. The play presents a glimpse into the lives of a breast cancer survivor, an ovarian cancer survivor, and a woman struggling with infertility. Wombanhood seeks to raise awareness of not only the physical aspect of women’s reproductive health, but also the aftermath of emotional, intellectual and financial affects. The main protagonist in each vignette is coping with her physical condition, while juggling family, friends, relationships, careers, finances, and health insurance issues. The characters in Wombanhood struggle to find themselves after their reproductive organs had been compromised.