Women’s History Solo Show Series
A Women's History Month Series
Women’s History Solo Show Series at the 14th Street Y
The 14th Street Y is proud to present Women’s History Solo Series in honor of Women’s History Month this March. It is important to value the brave voices of women from our history while celebrating the talented artists of today who honor them through art. Join us in the theater for an educational, impact and inspiring experience.
They weren’t supposed to read,
Or even look you in the eye…
… But they did.
First By Faith: The Life of Mary McLeod Bethune // theater
As Part of the Women’s History Solo Show Series
February 25 – March 15
2018 Winner of United Solo Theatre Festival’s Best Educational Show Award. A part of the Women’s History Solo Show Series, Abrams uses storytelling/song, bends time/ gender, explores Bethune’s journey from an uneducated child to a world renowned educator; returning to earth to share one last lesson.
Richarda Abrams | Performer, Playwright and Producer
Dina Vovsi | Director
Amina Claudine Myers | Music Director
Equally Divine: The Real Story of the Mona Lisa // theater
As Part of the Women’s History Solo Series
February 26 – March 14
Paris, 1911. The art heist of the century triggers a national manhunt. As police interview everyone from J.P. Morgan to Pablo Picasso, the story travels back in time to 1503, introducing us to the visionary artist Leonardo da Vinci, the apprentice who would become his lover, and the secrets behind the creation of La Giaconda. Along the way, the woman in the portrait solves mysteries that have baffled fans and stumped scholars for centuries: Why Leonardo never delivered the painting to the man who commissioned it. Who she is. And why she’s smiling. EQUALLY DIVINE is a time-traveling, gender-bending drama about art, inspiration, and becoming who we are.
Jenny Lyn Bader | Playwright and Performer
Julie Kramer | Director
Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical // theater
A Part of the Women’s History Solo Series
Love Arm’d Productions Theater
February 27 – March 15
A part of the Women’s History Solo Show Series, Cheer from Chawton is the 2010 & 2019 Finale Production of the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, England and has toured to Universities & Theatres from coast to coast as well as Bath, England for more than a dozen years. Meet novelist Jane Austen at her brother’s mansion in this hour-long comedy about the famous author.
Karen Eterovich | Playwright, Actress, and Producer
Susan Pilar & Amy Stoller | Direction, Dialect Design, and Choreography
Recommended for ages 8+.
Catch some other events in celebration of Women’s History Month at the 14Y!
Women’s History Month Community Breakfast
Join us for a special community breakfast in celebration of Women’s History Month! We will gather together in the 14Y Lobby for some tasty bagels, coffee and light treats. Enjoy conversation, community and the celebration of girl power through the ages! This event is free and open to all!
14Y Gallery Opening: WOMXN IN POWER
In 2019, female identified folks from around the world sent artist Sharone Halevy a photo of a moment they felt powerful. Each image was individually sketched and then collaged into one large work. Join us Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 PM for a special gallery opening with snacks and the opportunity to meet the artist.