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We Did It For You

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Women’s rights are hard won in this country. The generations of struggle have been long, methodical and, at times, met with brutality. And yet these efforts continue to evade our collective awareness. Playwright Thea Iberall decided to do something about that.

On Wednesday, October 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables presents a live-streamed theatrical event that commemorates the courage and accomplishments of 25 women who have made our world better for women and their families. To attend “We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History,” and to participate in a special Q&A with the actors and playwright, use this link: https://7gables.org/event/we-did-it-for-you/. The virtual event is free, but The Gables and the producers of the performance gratefully accept donations.

Iberall says that the live performance shows us how women have scored significant achievements despite cultural and institutional resistance. She keeps it current by adding women, like Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, who just last week won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the tools to edit DNA. Iberall works with actors from across the country to portray, in a performance, 25 notable activists/history makers going back to the 17th century. “These women inspire us into action,” says Iberall. “It is our sacred trust to carry on the work of our foremothers.”


October 21
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm