L.A. Theatre Works, which previously brought The Mountaintop and Steel Magnolias to Queens Theatre, now puts its classic radio play style to the stories of seven women making a difference.
SEVEN is a riveting documentary play based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Russia, protecting women from domestic violence; Cambodia, rescuing girls from human trafficking; Guatemala, giving voice to the poor; Afghanistan, empowering rural women; Northern Ireland, promoting peace and equality; and in Nigeria and Pakistan, fighting for women's education rights.
SEVEN makes the powerful and timeless statement that even in the darkest times, one person, one voice and a single act of courage, can change the lives of thousands.
Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8pm (Open Captioning)
Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3pm (Audio Description)
Poignant and compelling...it offers assurance that even the most disadvantaged individuals can speak out and do something."
Theater maker/visual artist Jody Christopherson wanted to know if the U.S. Census states women make up more than 50 percent of the country's population, then why were only 20 percent of the plays produced in the United States written by female playwrights.
Christopherson's response is Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project. This FREE pop-up exhibition will be mounted in Queens Theatre's Cabaret in conjunction with L.A. Theatre Works production of SEVEN.
The exhibition is a portrait and sound installation of contemporary playwrights who identify as women, which Christopherson hopes brings awareness to the volume and diversity of voices she believes audiences should be seeing on stage.
Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project will be on display from Oct. 18 - 27, and can be accessed by anyone during regular theater box office hours (Tuesday-Friday, from noon to 6pm). An opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6:30pm.