in the lounge Tokophobia and The Postpartum Project Jenny Gillett & Kathleen Boyle
About This Show
Tokophobia and The Postpartum Project aim to change the conversation about maternal care in the U.S. Tokophobia explores the prevalence of our culturally created fear of pregnancy and birth . The Postpartum Project continues the conversation with moms after birth to find out how it’s going, and talks to experts about why postpartum care in the U.S. lags behind global standards. Both pieces are based on a series of verbatim interviews with mothers, birth partners, and medical professionals.
about the artists
JENNY GILLETT is a theatre maker with a background in puppetry and movement. In addition to her work as a performer, Jenny currently works as an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and as a teaching artist in New York public schools through Wingspan Arts. Jenny also serves as a low to no-cost doula through Ancient Song Doula Services, a birth advocacy group focused on addressing disparities within our communities. She holds her MA in Educational Theatre from New York University.
KATHLEEN BOYLE is a public school teacher in New York City, where she supports students with disabilities and teaches in inclusive school settings. Kathleen holds her MA in secondary inclusive education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to teaching, Kathleen was an Off-Broadway stage manager, the associate production manager of The Duke on 42nd Street, and the production manager of Manhattan Children’s Theatre. She holds her BA in Theatre from Florida State.