Reproductive Freedom Festival Plays

Author: Reproductive Freedom Festival

Reproductive Freedom Festival Plays

Description: 30 writers share short original works recognizing and celebrating reproductive freedom, health, rights and justice, including comedic and dramatic plays, as well as poetry, spoken word, lyrics and essays, divided into sections on: Heroines, Next Generations, Conflicts, Body Politics, Discoveries, and What We Know, plus special sections on Ireland and song lyrics.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/19/2016
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 130 Minutes
43 Females, 9 Males, 11 Gender Neutral

NOTE: Reproductive Freedom Festival Plays is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to reproductivefreedomfestival@gmail.com.

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Keywords: Comedy · Coming of Age · Documentary · Drama · Families · Fantasy · Feminism · Gender and Sexuality · Gender Identity · Historical · Large Cast Size · Memoirs · Mostly Female Characters · Mythology · Naturalism/Realism · Philosophy · Politics · Protests · Rape · Satire/Parody · Sex · Social Issues · Solo Play · Surrealism/Absurdism · Tearjerker · True Stories · Verse · Women

Original Production Information

The Reproductive Freedom Festival was produced March 20, 2016 in New York City by the nonprofit Words of Choice at the TACT Studio.  with the following cast and crew:

Cast:
Amie Bermowitz, Karmia Berry, Cameron Bossert, Anne Carney, Kimberly Chatterjee, Nikita Chaudhry, Kitty Chen, Francesca Choy-Kee, Molly Collier, Gopal Divan, Amelia Fowler, Marisa Fratto, Amy Freinberg, Elise Gainer, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Yvette Heyliger, Celeste Hudson, Darlene Ivette, Jennifer J.Joseph, Carl H.Jaynes, Julia Kelly, Gina LeMoine, Stacey Linnartz, Jessica Litwak, Susan Maris, MacKenzie Meehan, Muriel Miguel, Mary Monahan, Lucio Nieto, Jeremy Rishe, Julissa Roman, Claudia Schneider, Hwalan Shub, Angelina Stokes, Lindsay Torrey, Kelly Vieau

Directors:
Francesca Mantani Arkus, Marcy Arlin with Muriel Miguel, Thais Flaitt Giannoccaro, Joan Kane, Stacey Linnartz, Atonia Pettiford, Melanie Sutherland

Producer: Cindy Cooper
Artistic Consultant and Coordinator: Stacey Linnartz
Live Streaming Producer: Kathryn Velvel Jones, Virtual Arts TV (www.virtualarts.tv)
Live Streaming Hosts: Malini Singh McDonald, Adjoa Sankofia Tetteh
Production Manager: Rachel Goddard
Stage Manager: Kelly Vieau
Design: Jessica Noele DeWitt, Parid Cefa
Music: Cameron Bossert, Greg Pliska

The festival was supported by Puffin Foundation, Anne Hale and Arthur Johnson Fund, the Abortion Conversations Project, and individual donors.

It was broadcast over the internet by high quality arts streaming, reaching more than 6,000 people including all 50 states and and nine countries.