Take What Is Yours
Created and Performed by Erica Berg & Paula McGonagle
Written by Erica Berg
Directed by Sarna Lapine
Date: March 23, 2009
Time: 3pm – 5pm
What: New York Theatre Workshop’s “Mondays @ 3” Series
The reading will be followed by a feedback session to benefit the artistic development of the piece, moderated by Linda Chapman. **Please RSVP as space is limited.
Take What Is Yours is a duet for theatre based on the work of suffragists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who saw to it that American women got the right to vote in 1919. The text is composed entirely from original source material (essays, speeches, articles, letters), and tells Alice and Lucy’s remarkable and surprisingly-unknown story, in their own words. Utterly devoted to the cause, they went from lobbying and demonstrating, to arrest and imprisonment, to hunger-striking and force-feedings, and to the eventual release from prison and vindication in the passage of the national amendment.
Erica Berg & Paula McGonagle received a development grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and further developed the piece through a residency at Naropa University.
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