Starting performances in Massachusetts

Many of us went to the Women’s March in January 2017 and came away feeling like we had to do something for women’s rights. At the march in Boston, there were thousands and thousands of women and men. We were standing on the Boston Commons trying to get to the march but because there were so many people, we could only move about 20 feet every hour. When we finally got to march, we were ready. It was exciting. So much support. I knew when I got home there was something I could do. And in May, I suggested to some women who had marched that we put on We Did It For You! on Women’s Equality Day in August. I handed them the script and they read it aloud, taking different parts. They were hooked! We spread the word and gathered a cast. Even a crew.

Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse in Medfield was looking for someone to perform that August. When I said we could put the play on there, they thought it was great. We rehearsed all July and August. We created a theatre in the vestry of First Parish complete with 2 projectors, wings, backstage, and seating for 135 people.

It was standing room only. A reporter from Hometown Weekly arrived and took pictures and loved the play. Everyone did.

 

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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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