Staged Reading of 'A Voice of My Own'
Eighteen actors have been selected to present a staged reading of “A Voice of My Own,” a play by Elinor Jones. Short monologues, scenes and songs illustrate the rich history of women writers finding their voices, making themselves heard, and the prices many of them paid.
Elinor Jones has given voice to the original “women's liberators.” Over the course of 26 centuries, female authors have produced amazing works of poetry and literature, but many of them had to be creative in getting their work read by the public. Some wrote anonymously, while others hid behind a male pseudonym or published under their husband’s name. One woman even wore *gasp* pants! But they would not let their voices be silenced and they persevered to ease the way for each generation of writers to come.
Authors to be portrayed include Sappho, Lady Murasaki, Jane Austen, The Bronte sisters, George Sand, George Eliot, Lillian Hellman, and more.
Directed by Desiree Amyx-Mackintosh, the cast includes Monique Adams, Barb Berry, Pennie Burns, Katie Christopherson, Anne Egan, Irene Fields, Judie Hanel, Glenn Harris, Brenda Hering, Julie Jindal, Deborah Langlois, Adrienne Lee, Mary Ann Pauline, Michelina Roth, Rachel Short, Emma Spaulding, Emily Vawter and Kathy Williams.