SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th at 8:00 PM
Theatre West, Los Angeles
the NEW ALL FEMALE MULTI- CAST play,
ABOUT women who MAKE and MADE history.
Written BY a woman…
- Why do high schools, universities and theaters have so few all-female plays to choose from?
- Why were only 22% of plays produced in a year (2014) written by a woman?
(According to: “The Count,” Dramatists Guild National Study)
- Why do we know more about Kim Kardashian than Abigail Adams?
- Why did a ten year old girl think it was a good idea to do her women’s history report on Cher? And why did her teacher let her?
We do not know our Women’s History.
We are not taught our Women’s History.
PLEASE, help us change that.
SHE IS HISTORY KICKSTARTER
Nina Roosevelt Gibson (Eleanor Roosevelt’s granddaughter) had THIS to say about SHE IS HISTORY!
“Your project really hit home with me…
I’m happy to support it. I was so moved by the fact that the women who have tried to ‘crack the ceiling’ seem to have been forgotten particularly by younger women and girls.
Reaching them in the schools is so very important.”
“Remember The Ladies” … Abigail Adams
It costs between $30,000 and $70,000 to produce a fully realized play in a small (45 seat) or medium (under 99 seat) theater in Los Angeles.
I am raising JUST $5,000 through Kickstarter to produce and film a STAGED READING, to shop to producers and theaters, so THEY can put it on a stage.
Click below to see the trailer and pledge:
These talented generous actresses will be on the stage
DONATING their time and talent.
The reading will be presented in Los Angeles at:
Theatre West 3333 Cahuenga Blvd., West in Los Angeles, CA
8:00 PM – Saturday, August, 27th 2016.
This is the day after Women’s Equality Day, the day we
celebrate women WINNING the right to vote in 1920, with
the passage of The Nineteenth Amendment.
Info and Reservations: (310) 308-0947
The road to play publication by a Samuel French or Dramatists Play Service, starts in a theater. It’s very hard to get a play published by a major publisher without a theatrical run OR a Literary Agent. Once published, SHE IS HISTORY! can be offered to high schools, colleges, and theaters.
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SHE IS HISTORY KICKSTARTER
SHE IS HISTORY! is inspired by raising two daughters, and has comedy, tragedy, drama, multi-media and is chockfull of true stories. Created in 2009 as a thoroughly, respectfully, and lovingly researched solo play, it debuted at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. The play has been performed for six years around the country in theaters, museums, libraries and historic sites; for military bases, women’s groups, fundraisers, Girl Scouts, social and political organizations – but – to too few schools, where young boys and girls don’t know their women’s history and need to be enlightened and inspired.
“We are in effect enculturating kids from the very beginning to see women and girls as not taking up half of the space.”
Geena Davis http://seejane.org
“… I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough women on the Supreme Court? And when I say when there are nine, people are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.”
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“We need half. That’s all we ask. Half. Half. In the House. In the Senate. At Universal. At Sony. If it were half, I can’t say the world be better, but it would be representative.”
“They don’t write roles for women … and they certainly don’t write roles for women of age and women of color.”
“The heyday of woman’s life is the shady side of fifty.”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton