Short Plays on Reproductive Freedom: 34 Short Plays and Performance Pieces from the Reproductive Freedom Festival and Words of Choice

Short Plays on Reproductive Freedom: 34 Short Plays and Performance Pieces from the Reproductive Freedom Festival and Words of Choice

by Cindy Cooper, Multiple Writers

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Overview

Short Plays on Reproductive Freedom offers 34 short works for performance to recognize and celebrate the fundamental human right to bodily autonomy. From a wide diversity of writers, the works in this powerful collection, each approximately five minutes long, explore reproductive rights, health, freedom and justice. These beautiful works generate vibrant new conversations on vital topics that are at the forefront of public discussions today.

We invite you to be taken away by these writings. They spark the imagination and stir the soul, and are rewarding reading, alone or in a group. They also can be magically combined and tailored to events, all by arrangement with the individual authors.

The various works address pregnancy, abortion, contraception, birthing, adoption, parenthood, nonparenthood, healthcare, politics, imprisonment, cancer, aging, rape, racism, street harassment, illness, medical care, activism, leadership, stigma, history, clinics, antiabortion terrorism, community building, bodily autonomy, friendship, sisterhood, individuality, absurdity and imagined futures and all-too-real pasts. The writings engage readers and listeners with storytelling of all sorts and types.

The selections include monologues and dialogue-driven work, spoken word, performable essays, poems and lyrics, both comedic and dramatic. All were included in a live streaming, international Reproductive Freedom Festival.

The term 'reproductive freedom,' which headlines this collection, is an expression of the universal values of bodily autonomy and self-determination. Reproductive freedom represents the individual's right to be free from government intrusion, as well as from outside force, danger or judgment on matters of reproductive decision-making.

At a time where our reproductive freedoms are being challenged and stigmatized, these selections raise the voices of talented writers and open new doors to the important role of culture in bringing vibrant stories to the public about human rights and social justice.

The volume is curated by award-winning theater artist, playwright and producer Cindy Cooper with performer, artistic consultant and director Stacey Linnartz, both based in New York City.

The short plays and performance pieces are divided into six general sections: Heroines; Next Generations; Conflicts; Body Politics; Discoveries, and What We Know. In addition, three special sections add to the collection - Ireland 2016, Song Lyrics and Additional Selections.

The writers in this collection include: Grisel Acosta, Judith Arcana, Marcy Arlin, Melissa Bell, Angela Bonavoglia, Stephen Cedars, Kitty Chen, Ellen Cohen, Cindy Cooper, Allie Costa, Marjorie Duffield, Jessica Feder-Birnbaum, Anne Flanagan, Nicole Goodwin, Yvette Heyliger, Homeâ'‚Work Collective, Henry Howard, Michael angel Johnson, Mildred Lewis, Samantha Lierens, Jessica Litwak, Zoneziwoh Mbondgulo-Wondieh, Junita Middleton, Debbie Miller, Winter Miller, Alix Olson, Marge Piercy, Jeremy Rishe, Mercedes Sanchez, Laura A. Shamas, Laura Zlatos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912924028
Publisher: Words of Choice, Inc.
Publication date: 10/08/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 465 KB

About the Author

Cindy Cooper is an award-winning playwright and journalist. Her play, "How She Played the Game," was performed off-Broadway at The Women's Project and at Primary Stages, and has been performed in 100 other venues. "Strange Light" was produced at Wings in NY, Bailiwick in Chicago, Philadelphia and Buffalo. "Silence Not, A Love Story" premiered in Jerusalem and a published version won a prize for historic fiction. Her plays are published in 15 volumes. She is the founder and producer of Words of Choice, which mounted the Reproductive Freedom Festival and has toured theatrical performances in support of reproductive freedom and rights for 15 years, winning awards from NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Quixote Foundation and the Abortion Conversation Project. She is a two-time Jerome Fellow and lives in New York City. Stacey Linnartz served as co-curator of the collection. Writers include: Grisel Acosta, Judith Arcana, Marcy Arlin, Melissa Bell, Angela Bonavoglia, Stephen Cedars, Kitty Chen, Ellen Cohen, Cindy Cooper, Allie Costa, Marjorie Duffield, Jessica Feder-Birnbaum, Anne Flanagan, Nicole Goodwin, Yvette Heyliger, Home│Work Collective, Henry Howard, Michael angel Johnson, Mildred Lewis, Samantha Lierens, Jessica Litwak, Zoneziwoh Mbondgulo-Wondieh, Junita Middleton, Debbie Miller, Winter Miller, Alix Olson, Marge Piercy, Jeremy Rishe, Mercedes Sanchez, Laura A. Shamas, Laura Zlatos.

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