Plays by Stacey Lane

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

“Great Bellied Women” opens in New Zealand

Don't Blink Theatre Company presents Stacey Lane’s Great Bellied Women in a double bill with Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom. The show runs June 26th through June 30th at Musgrove Studio in Auckland, New Zealand. This is the first time that Lane’s work has been performed in New Zealand.  In Great Bellied Women, a new one-act comedy with an all female cast, a Renaissance midwife and her high-spirited daughter test a potential apprentice’s skills in a pretend delivery. This period piece illuminates the peculiar practices of Renaissance childbirth, while celebrating the bond of women rising above their oppression in this sacred exclusively female arena, the Elizabethan birthing chamber. For production information, go to or Don't Blink's Facebook Page To preview this script that is well-suited for performance at Renaissance Fairs, professional theatres, educational institutes and one-act competitions, contact or visit

Prema Cottingham, Erin O'Flaherty and Aimee Gestro in Great Bellied Women. Directed by Andrew Parker. Produced by Grace Shelley. Photographed by Joyce Hipolito of Vogoë Photography.