Short Plays on Reproductive Freedom. Download to your device or order a paperback … Literary Manager: “Pure gold”
Live Stream our DVD:
Words of Choice on film In addition to performances, see classic video clips from marches and events in reproductive freedom history!
ABORTION WRITES! Sun Nov 13, 2 pm
Write Your Own Story! Storytellers Unite!
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, NYC
A Benefit for Planned Parenthood NYC! Writers gather and create new works based on a prompt, followed by readings, including with guest artists Claudia Schneider (top), Alinca Hamilton, and the writers themselves! Special guest, Honor Moore.
Join us for an afternoon of creative activism. People will write their own words based on a prompt and share the work.
Lift your pen and raise your voice!
Sponsored by NYWriters Coalition, Housing Works Bookstore, and ReproFreedomArts.org.
Read more about the genesis of Abortion Writes on our blog!
Plays that Explore the Path Breaking Journeys of Women Doctors and their Patients
Collecting donations for Medical Students for Choice
featuring CLAUDIA SCHNEIDER and ALINCA HAMILTON
The Prize — about Dr. Patricia Bath, the African-American ophthalmologist who invented laser surgery and created new treatment paradigms for marginalized patients — by Cindy Cooper
The Siege — about a reproductive health doctor who shows up for her patients despite anti-abortion harassers — by and about Dr. Susan Wicklund (‘This Common Secret‘)
Plus We Have Always Done This, a poem by Judith Arcana
directed by Francesca Mantani Arkus
followed by a short discussion on Girls in STEM by executive consultant and coach Anita Kishore and on Narrative Medicine by writer and teacher Catherine Rogers
With Social Justice Tours!
The Supreme Court has thrown our right to abortion into disarray. We’re going to keep fighting!
Watch for future dates. We look at the past, present and future of reproductive freedom — with the latest on national developments.
We’ve fought back before! We can fight back again. New York will be called upon to stand tall, and we’ll do that and more: we’ll fight for every person across the U.S.
Listen to this story about the Reproductive Freedom Walking Tour on WNYC/NPR.
Now: On Theatre, Activism and Repro Freedom, a podcast by Theatre Revolution, Writer’s Block
She warned us!
After the state of Texas passed an extreme anti-abortion law known as SB8, the U.S. Supreme Court, but the court looked the other way and permitted SB8 to go into effect.
Performed by Abigail Ramsay, directed by Francesca Mantani Arkus, audio engineering and sound design by Janet Bentley.
POETRY READING ON ZOOM
October 25, 2022! Poetry Babes and ReproFreedomArts: A Reading to Benefit Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey.
Featuring Marina Carreira, Lynne McEniry, Kathy Kremins, Claudia Cortese, Grisel Y. Acosta, PaulA Neves, Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, and Tamara Zbrizher
StatueFest … Put A Woman on A Pedestal! A celebration of women who deserve a statue, in collaboration with New Shokan Kitchen Island Project. June 4 and 5, 2022, outdoors, in Figment at Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island. Read more.
Prior: Live on Stage, Sept 30 and Oct 1 2021 in Manhattan; Zoom performances, March, April, May, June 2021. 25 writers, 26 performers … all with monologues about a wide diversity of women who deserve statues. Read more about the history of the project our blog.
ReGeneration: Our Reproductive Freedom Then & Now
“Gen Z” and “Gen Roe” come together to create a groundbreaking virtual performance piece about our Reproductive Freedom over time. August 26. 2020.
Watch on YouTube
Six GenZers, 16-23 years old, interview six people who marched and wrote and advocated for reproductive freedom and social justice in the decades past, and create monologues. A fresh take that shares our dreams and hopes for reproductive freedom, justice and human rights.
We have always done this by Judith Arcana, performed by Jaye Austin Williams
Thoughts from Charlotte by Elliot Stewart, performed by Elliot Stewart
Under Construction by Aleina Dume, performed by Julissa Roman
Further by Isabella Gallegos, performed by Isabella Gallegos
The Heart of Abortion and Other Love Stories by Charlotte Taft and Shelley Oram, performed by Charlotte Taft
A Come to Jesus Moment by Emory Kemph, performed by Emory Kemph
3 Notes to Hold Each Other by Ava Elizabeth Novak, performed by Ava Elizabeth Novak
You Can Sit Anywhere by Cassandra Medley, performed by Dawn Elizabeth
a love song by Manju Bangalore, performed by Manju Bangalore
See Who’s Who Cast, Interview Partners, Artistic team at this link.
Post Show discussion with: Aleina Dume (Gen Z), Tracia Banuelos (Board, Abortion Conversation Projects), Shireen Rose Shakouri (Campaign Manager, ReproAction)
Alinca Hamilton, Workshop Leader, Director; Stacey Linnartz, Workshop Leader, Coach;
Produced by Cindy Cooper; Declan Zhang, Zoom Producer, Sound Consultant; Emory Kemph, PR, Graphics and Social Media.
We were proud to cosponsor of Say Their Names, an evening of Plays and Monologues by BIPOC Honor Roll! Playwrights, about Black, Indigenous and Women of Color, including Latinx women, who died at the hands of law enforcement. Watch an archive on our FACEBOOK page.
READINGS, RESILIENCE, AND REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM!
A Virtual Event. Artists and Advocates Respond in a Time of Crisis
A Virtual Event via ZOOM with the National Institute for Reproductive Health — actors, writers and activists.
The Progressive: Staging a Defense of Reproductive Rights
Actors and presenters: Dr. Grisel Acosta, Cait Cortelyou, Kimiye Corwin, Alinca Hamilton, Yvette Heyliger, Crista Marie Jackson, Carl H. Jaynes, Stacey Linnartz, directed by Francesca Mantani Arkus. Co-produced by Cindy Cooper.
Writers: Jacqueline E. Lawton, Dr. Grisel Acosta, Melissa Bell, Justice Harry A. Blackmun, June Jordan, Dr. Susan Wicklund, Marge Piercy, Esosa Edosomwan, Mary Ann Sorrentino, Jessica Feder-Birnbaum, Florynce Rae Kennedy and Alix Olson.