FEMINIST THEATER TROUPE. stories from our lives, dream plays, music, chants & crankies
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From 1970 – 1976 It’s All Right To Be Woman Theater lived, worked and performed in New York City and traveled to women’s centers and college campuses across the U.S. Their performances of stories from their lives inspired audiences everywhere and were key to the movement that is now known as “Second Wave Feminism.”
They were seen by thousands of women and men who laughed and cried with us and embraced their message.
An online“Community Screening” of It’s All Right To Be Woman Theatre, was held as a benefit for the film and for Cinemapolis, Ithaca,’s only independent art house cinema. An online talkback and Q&A with filmmakers, members of the troupe and led by Dr. Sara Warner, Associate Professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University was held on June 24. You can access the Facebook livestream here.
“I believe that you have to study It’s All Right To Be Woman Theatre and other collectivist groups, if you’re going to understand the history of American theatre.”
Dr. Sara Warner, Associate Professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, Cornell University
The documentary, 13 years in the making, features performances of the troupe from the 1970’s, interviews with troupe members at a 2007 reunion and interviews with fans and followers of the troupe.