Judy Reyes

Nominated for Best Lead Performance


Lead Performance: Birth/Rebirth


Rose is a pathologist who finds biological reproduction distasteful, but is obsessed with its clinical processes; gestating materials in her body in order to bring the dead back to life. Celie is a maternity nurse and single mother whose life revolves around her five-year-old daughter, Lila. Efficient and empathetic, she is dedicated to helping women give birth in a supportive environment. Their worlds collide when Lila dies suddenly and is reanimated by Rose, whose “experiment” is discovered by the girl’s grieving mother. The women are forced to compromise their deepest values as they struggle to keep their little girl alive.