The Ugly Placenta

Work-in-progress. A solo performance that combines personal memoir with research about stillbirth and severe pregnancy complications. The performance is shaped around the theme of the placenta, as both a life-giving organ and a fragile web of potential failures. The Ugly Placenta challenges the assumption that all placentas are beautiful, and examines the decision of whether to eat a placenta after birth. The final performance will include live performance, puppetry and animation.