by Rachel Atkins
directed by Shermona Mitchell
A free online presentation of a new play about race relations in the women’s suffrage movement, followed by a livestream panel discussion on the historical and current issues of equity and voting rights, and a voter registration drive.
AIN’T (Y)OUR HISTORY spans 72 years of the monumental battle for women’s right to vote through its untold stories of racial conflicts, draws parallels to what’s happening in our country today and brings forward the voices of African American suffragists silenced by history. In today’s racial, social and political environment, it couldn’t be more relevant or timely.
This event is free, but donations are graciously accepted. Click HERE to donate to the artists—or contribute directly to any of our civic partners.
We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions: ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS, AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS, SAG-AFTRA through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.
Missed the show? Want to recommend it to someone else? It’s not too late! The Ain’t (Y)Our History reading & panel can be viewed HERE through Saturday, August 29.
Please check it out and spread the word—but don’t wait too long. It’s only available through August 29!
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Performers: Gloria Lee Alcalá, Jesica Avellone, Khanh Doan, Tracy Hyland, Kate Jaeger, Shermona Mitchell, Shaunyce Omar & Porscha Shaw
Playwright: Rachel Atkins
Director: Shermona Mitchell
Dramaturg: Desdemona Chiang
Propstume Consultant: Kelly McDonald
Stage Manager: Jessica Stepka
Co-editor: Robin Campbell
Panel moderator: Jasmine Mahmoud, PhD
National Suffrage Centennial 2020
League of Women Voters of Washington & Seattle-King County
National Organization of Women Washington & Seattle
Evette Dionne, author, Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box