Saturday, October 10, 2020
4:30 – 5:45pm PT
50,000 Mice, The Selena Solomons Story
Written and performed by Jessica Litwak
Directed by Tracy Ward
IN THIS IMPORTANT ELECTION YEAR WE NEED TO BRING WOMEN’S RIGHTS TO THE STAGE! Celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment this fast moving, funny, educational play gives us a peek at a local corner of the Suffrage movement. This one woman show tells the story of Selena Solomons a Sephardic Jew from San Francisco who opened The Votes For Women Club on Sutter Street in 1910. She served a 5 cent lunch and encouraged the working women of the city to read about the suffrage movement.
About the Artist
Jessica Litwak, RDT, PhD is an actor, playwright, Drama Therapist, educator, puppet builder and a recognized International leader in the field of socially engaged theatre. She is the Artistic Director of The H.E.A.T. Collective (www.theheatcollective.org), the founder of Artists Rise Up New York, a core member of Theatre Without Borders and a Fulbright Scholar. She has taught theatre at major universities around the world. Her work has been published by TCG, Applause Books, Smith and Krause, No Passport Press and The New York Times. Her plays have been produced in Europe, South America, the Middle East, India, the UK and throughout the U.S.
As delineated by the performer
Age recommendation: 12+
Trigger Warnings: none
Run time: 60 minutes