“Bold Women, Brazen Acts” is based on “That Takes Ovaries! Bold females and their brazen acts,” conceived and edited by Rivka Solomon; produced by writer, journalist, workshop leader and speaker Elayne Clift; and co-directed with Rebecca Waxman. The play features a stellar cast of four amazing actors.
Nan Manns and Nancy Stephens are both well known to audiences at Actors Playhouse Theatre in Chesterfield, NH. They are joined by Acadia Barrengos, a senior at Putney School who has participated in many New England Youth Theatre productions, and U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, a Zimbabwean -American spoken word artist and poet who lives in Boston.
When Solomon decided to edit a collection of women’s and girls’ real-life stories of gutsy acts they’d committed, she had no idea that the book, and the play that followed, would be read and performed around the world. The book placed all the stories, from frivolous to political, under the umbrella of freedom and empowerment.
An open mic at the end of the reading invites audience members to come on stage to share a story about themselves or someone they know whose courageous acts deserve to be heard. Men are especially encouraged to tell a tale of courage – their own or in honor of someone they know or love – perhaps a girlfriend, a relative or a boss whose actions have inspired or encouraged them or made them laugh.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call (802) 387-0102 or stop in to Next Stage Arts located at 15 Kimball Hill.