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Throughout the centuries, women like Margaret Sanger have fought for basic rights, like birth control and the right to choose. A Woman’s Place is a theatrical documentary that celebrates the battles and struggles that have helped define what a woman’s place is today. The text of A Woman’s Place is taken directly from letters, diaries, speeches, interviews, and writings of historical figures from Virginia Woolf to Margaret Sanger to Florence Nightingale, whose words made a significant impact on history. These voices weave a dynamic dialogue that spans different centuries across geo-political boundaries.


Lighting Design: Stephen Brady.

Multimedia visuals: Kara Hatch.

Music: Daniel Bernard Roumain and Ferenz.

Original paintings: Bruce Bowditch. 

Ensemble: Lea Bender, Kristin Haynes, Paola Solomon, Bertie Ferdman, Nikki Verhoff. Voiceovers by Elaine Anderson*, Hannah Cabell*, Katherine Doherty*, Michael Flynn*, Gerry Garrigan*, Kevin O'Brien*.


Photos by Nicolas Goldberg ©2001. *Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Showcase.





A Woman's Place


Written by Susan Riskin
Directed by Rachel Bowditch
April 2001
HERE Performing Arts Center, NYC