Monologues To Put Women On a Pedestal
In StatueFest, we’re filling the public square of our imagination with statues of women: we have a lot of suggestions.
Here’s what audiences said about our previous performances: ‘Very impressed with the quality.’ ‘Intensely aware of what these women have done.’ ‘A lively and inspiring evening!’ Read about how StatueFest got started on Medium.
StatueFest Four is Friday, June 18 at 7 pm EDT. Free with RSVP
Statue-worthy women who will be our fourth and final presentation of the season:
- Henrietta Vinton Davis, leading lady of her day who took a prominent role in the Pan African movement (by Carolyn Gage, performed by Laura E. Johnston)
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a woman rights lawyer (by Cindy Cooper, performed by Sarah Baskin)
- Marsha P. Johnson, LGBTQIA and Stonewall-uprising activist (by Nicole Ansari)
- Pauli Murray, labor and civil rights organizer (by Michael Angel Johnson, performed by Lynnette Freeman)
- Antonia Pantoja, educator and founder of the ASPIRA youth leadership program (by Janis Astor del Valle, also performing)
- Emma Stebbins, artist and Bethesda Fountain sculptor (by Heather Jeanne Violanti, performed by Cathy Haase)
- Edith Wharton, prize-winning author and designer (by Martha Patterson, performed by Jean Brookner)
The director for the evening is Allison Astor-Vargas.
The live performances are followed by a brief talkback with the artists. All on Zoom. Send your RSVP for the link to: firstname.lastname@example.org.Put A Woman on a Pedestal is a project of New Shokan Kitchen Island Project. Producers: Janis Astor del Valle, Cindy Cooper, Cheryl Davis, Deborah Savadge. People are asking, and yes, we’re willing to partner with others to keep the StatueFest spirit flowing!
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