Live Streaming Performances



MARCH 20, 2016, 6 PM TO 9 PM



Wired Fest, 2013

Still streaming at VirtualArtsTV, here.

For Women’s History Month, March 2013, we performed two LIVE performances in New York which were simultaneously LIVE STREAMED over the Internet via the first-ever WiredArts Fest produced by VirtualArtsTV.

Friday, March 1 at 7 pm, EST time
Saturday, March 2 at 3 pm, EST time

WiredArtsFest PIC with duo

Read more about these events here and here.

Groups and individuals around the country and the world were invited to participate in a LIVE streaming national and international conversation on choice! And the arts! People could WATCH THIS LIVE from any computer with Internet access! We also performed LIVE in New York!

New Yorkers were invited to attend live in the theater right across the river from Manhattan at the New Media Center of the Secret Theater in Queens (Long Island City). Viewers were able to participate in live streaming discussions, interact through Twitter and IM and Facebook, while the performance is happening!

Viewers also participated in a post-show discussion with leaders in the reproductive justice field following the performance.

Viewing parties! Local organizations, colleges and groups coordinated house and dorm viewing parties to activate, motivate and educate on prochoice issues. See the Viewing Party Packet here. And a Free Original Poster pdf or jpeg. A free APP allowed festival viewers to access materials on their smartphones.

picture of computer with cast

Joining us for a discussion on Friday, March 1: Amanda Marcotte, blogger at Pandagon, writer at RHReality Check, author of It’s A Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide! and Lori Adelman, a contributing editor at Feministing who works on Every Woman Every Child for the UN Foundation.

trio with amanda and lori

Joining us for a discussion on Saturday, March 2: Lynn Roberts, founding board member of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and an assistant professor at Hunter College, along with award-winning filmmakers Marion Lipshutz, who made The Education of Shelby Knox and other films.

Crista Marie Jackson, Carl H. Jaynes and Claudia Schneider
Under the direction of Francesca Mantani Arkus
Stage Manager: Kelly Vieau

Artistic Consultant: Stacey Linnartz
Art by Heather Ault, 4000 Years for Choice
Outreach and Marketing Director: Emma Shakarshy
Marketing and Public Relations Consultant: Ashley Paskalis
Assistant, Marketing: Tiffany Colasuonno
Producer, Creator: Cindy Cooper

Watching Online:
People could watch ONLINE from anywhere for free. Free viewing meant pop-up ads and a lower quality stream, but for a mini-payment of $2.50, people could watch live online without the annoyance of commercials from>.

People participated live and in person at the theater.



People could get a Viewing Packet here.

Or a Free Poster here.

Find about about the FREE APPS here.

See the Theater Program here.

Read about the first-ever WiredArtsFest on ABC here and Wall Street Journal here.

Words of Choice, Wired Arts Fest and Women — Works by Women blog.

There is No Such Thing as Traditional Activism by Ashley Paskalis — fem2pt0 blog

WOMEN ARTS: Join the Words of Choice Live Streaming Events Mar 1 & 2

Cindy Cooper on her Play, “Words of Choice,” Reproductive Justice and Body image in Adios Barbie

Read about Words of Choice in BUST Magazine

a href=””>Women geeks artists create 1st WiredArtsFest and it supports repro rights! on Feministing.

WebWire: Words of Choice and Wired Arts Fest, Together

fem2pt0 tweet chat

In a unique hour-long TWEET CHAT sponsored by fem2pt0, Cindy Cooper of Words of Choice joined with cultural critic Soraya Chemlay to discuss feminism, the arts and reproductive rights! @fem2pt0 @choicetheater @schemaly #woclive

Words of Choice: Daily News Listings

See more details, here.
WiredArts WOC combo graphic

“.…Words are found responsible
all you can do is choose them
or choose
to remain silent. Or, you never had a choice,
which is why the words that do stand
are responsible….”

from “North American Time”
by Adrienne Rich

For THE Words of Choice WiredArtsFest LIVE STREAMING, we created A Viewing Party and Information Packet!

It contained everything you need for a great party! And a great viewing experience via long-distance! Plus a poster!

Here’s what it included:
1-The basics (the who, what, where, when, why)
2-Here’s a poster! Also see here.
3-How do I sign up? YouTube tutorial, here.
4-Varieties of viewing parties! Ideas!
5-Icebreakers-Discussion quesitons-Games
6-What’s the Twitter deal? [hashtags #wiredartsfest and #woclive plus more, more info!]
7-What about the app? (Available at the time of the performance.)
8-Get activist points! (AKA So what can I do now??
8-Resource List

Get the whole packet here: Words of Choice Viewing Party Information Packet 4

Get the poster as a pdf here: POSTER Words of Choice Live Streaming Mar 1 and Mar 2

Or a jpeg here: Poster

FIND a program and fact sheet online. (It was also available at the festival on a FREE APP.)

Here’s a quick YouTube Tutorial on signing up for Live Streaming, and using it!

WiredArts WOC combo graphic2

Viewing party packet created by Emma Shakarshy. Poster design by Alyssa Skiba.