How the play is affecting our performers — Marty’s story

Marty Green as Betty Friedan

Marty Green (MARY YOUNG PICKERSGILL, SARAH GRIMKE, MARGARET SANGER, BETTY FRIEDAN) was a theatre major at UCSB and studied at HB Studios in NYC, danced in Vegas and NY where she marched in the Women’s Day Parade in 1971. She worked in the music industry managing Roy Ayers and Freddie Hubbard. She is active with WomenSage, the Southern Calif. Blues Society and the Newport Beach Film Society.

“Being in the play has been such a learning experience, a bit of deja-vu, frustration, and hope. A reminder of what we’ve gone through, and a reminder of what still lies ahead. I am most elated to have been in the Women’s March in the 70s, and then to speak Betty’s lines about it. Seeing it from her perspective; like she said, she didn’t know what to expect. Neither did I when I went over to the start. I do remember that I’d taken the time off from my job, and the men were standing in the crowd cheering me on when I walked by. That was thrilling, and a confirmation of my thoughts. I know we never foresaw some of the ways that women would take to their “freedom”, still using sex as a tool. That hurts me to this day, and the way the media still treats women. Too frustrating. But, we can never give up. To paraphrase Hillary Clinton, “Women’s rights truly are human rights”, and as soon as more men and women understand this, we’ll be closer to achieving equality for all.” – Marty Green

About tiberall

Thea Iberall is a multi-talented writer. She studied playwriting at the Moving Arts Theatre and the Academy of New Musical Theatre. Plays include: We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History, At Seven (Toledo Rep), Primed for Love (Eclectic Company Theatre) and Amacry! The Neuronic Musical (Out Theatre). She has a Master's Degree in Writing (USC). Her novel The Swallow and the Nightingale (Strong Voices) is a fable about a 4,000 year old secret brought through time by the birds. Her collection of contextual poems The Sanctuary of Artemis (Tebot Bach) integrates science and history with the language of poetry. She also has a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience (UMass) and is the author of 3 scientific texts.
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