HERSTORY 3: JOURNEY WOMEN
Now more than ever, it’s important for women to tell our stories and make our voices heard. NOplays is proud to present: HERSTORY 3: JOURNEY WOMEN, two evenings of new plays celebrating the strength and bravery of unsung heroines.
I can’t to honor my amazing Grandma and her resilient legacy in my hometown in HERSTORY
About the Project:
HERSTORY 3: JOURNEY WOMEN; is NOplays third HERSTORY Festival. The goal of this project is to continue shedding a light on the untold stories of women in our country, both in our history, and on our stages. HERSTORY 3 features the stories of two sisters attempting to reconnect with their late grandmother, a painter exploring her sexuality, a saint fighting for the recognition she deserves, and an activist on a quest to restore hope for herself and her country. All of these women, from all parts of the globe, are on a journey to discover their true selves and embrace their destinies.
The plays featured in HERSTORY are part of 365 Women a Year. This international playwriting coalition involves over 200 women across the world who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in history. The project’s ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness as well as empower and promote female playwrights, and plant seeds of herstory around the country.
HERSTORY will take place at the Institute Library in New Haven, CT, March 9th and 10th at 7pm. Plays include We-Remember written by Amy Oestricher and directed by Ingrid Oslund, Frida Kahlo: Heartbreaker written by Lylanne Musselman and directed by Teresa Langston, The Astonishing and the Lily written by Kendra Augustin and directed by Keith Paul, and The Legend of Sigridur Tomasdottir written by Natalie Osborne and directed by Moira Malone. There will be a raffle with gift cards to local business and other fabulous prizes. Refreshments will be served free of charge. There is a $10 suggested donation for entry. Tickets are available at the door or at https://institutelibrary.z2systems.com/np/clients/institutelibrary/event.jsp?event=1203
We hope to see you there!
Read a review of We Re-Member in Milwaukee!
My short play was featured in: ‘Ellis’ tales of immigrants suggest no one is an island https://jsonl.in/2nSStFZ via @journalsentinel
“But difference and distance also engender opportunity; one has the requisite space to remake the old into something new, benefiting from the best of both. This dialectic is best captured in Amy Oestreicher’s “We Re Member,” performed by Kaufman and Murguia as American offspring of a recently deceased Holocaust survivor. Using repurposed clothing to give its message texture, this piece captures the combination of guilt, regret and ambivalence toward one’s own identity that’s experienced by every succeeding generation, ever more distant from an increasingly mythologized history, now often no longer accessible except through story. Which makes such stories – like the stories presented here – invaluable. They connect us to a receding past, on which we gaze with longing and love, even as we’re blown backward into an uncertain future.”