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Words of Choice: Roe at 40

A woman’s right to choose soars in a tapestry of 14  powerful ‘shorts’ — serious and comic. These are stories from the heart: humorous and tender;  poignant and riveting, from theater, spoken word,  comedy,  poetry,  oral history and journalism.  “Smart, funny, endangered!”

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Words of Choice II: Roe40! Charging On! Professional theater with an exciting collection of works from a dozen writers, performed by an ensemble of actors. Words of Choice blazes with the transformative power of theater — at its best!

Created by Cindy Cooper and under the direction of Francesca Mantani Arkus, three actors take multiple roles. The highly curated selections include monologues, sketches, spoken word, letters, poetry and scenes, and are, variously, humorous, poignant and serious. The performance lasts 65 to 70 minutes, and is followed by a discussion with participants and invited activists or other experts.

Writers in Words of Choice include: Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney, Barbara Lindsay, Alix Olson, Esosa Edosoman, June Jordan, Kathleen Tolan, Judith Arcana, Michael David Quinn, Angela Bonavoglia, Mary Ann Sorrentino, Sally Blackmun and Justice Harry Blackmun, Dr. Susan Wicklund, Jana Mackey and others.

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Directed by:
Francesca Mantani Arkus

Artistic Consultant:
Stacey Linnartz

Stage Manager:
Kelly Vieau

Marketing and Outreach Director:
Emma Shakarshy

Marketing and Outreach Associate:
Tiffany Colasuonno

Written by:
June Jordan
Justice Harry Blackmun and Sally Blackmun
Michael David Quinn
Angela Bonavoglia
Esosa Edosomwan
Barbara Lindsay
Mary Ann Sorrentino
Kathleen Tolan
Judith Arcana
Kathy Najimy& Mo Gaffney
Susan Wicklund with Alan Kesselheim
Cindy Cooper
Alix Olson

Performers:
Crista Marie Jackson
Carl H. Jaynes
Claudia Schneider