The California cast of “We Did It For You!” stands behind the play’s creator, Thea Iberall.
The coronavirus has changed the way we interact with each other. Theatre is no different. As a result, the producers of "We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History" have created two opportunities for audiences to learn and be entertained.
The first is a shortened play-reading as a free live-streaming event on May 23 at 3:00 p.m. "We Did It For You! - the Suffrage Story and Voting Today" is an engaging play that tells of the struggles and triumphs women have undergone to get their basic rights in America, told by the women who were there. It focuses on voting rights for women and minorities. In addition, this event offers ways one can take action to ensure getting out the vote in 2020.
The second opportunity is another free live-streamed event, during which playwright Thea Iberall will share video highlights from the show, along with interviews with cast members from Massachusetts and California explaining why they are involved in this project. This event is on May 30 at 2:00 p.m.
“Getting the vote wasn’t a snap of the fingers," reminds playwright Thea Iberall. "Women worked hard for 72 years for it.” When asked why she wrote this play, Iberall answers: “They did this for us. Isn’t it our responsibility to carry on their work for future generations?”
As a production, "We Did It For You!" has been performed across California and Massachusetts for thousands of high school students, college students, and adults. It started in Massachusetts in Medfield.
The live-streamed play-reading of "We Did It For You! - the Suffrage Story and Voting Today" will be on May 23 at 3:00 p.m. Individuals can register free for it at www.our.show/wdifylivemay2020. The "We Did It For You! – Excerpts and Interviews" special event is on May 30 at 2:00. The link to register for it is http://our.show/wdifystoughtonmay2020.
Both events were made possible thanks to the Play It Forward program, a free program to keep theatre and community thriving during the pandemic.
For further information, visit www.wediditforyou.org.