|Seven at the European Parliament, 2010. Photo courtesy of Mu Sochua |
SEVENA Documentary Play
Free + Open to the Public
Monday, December 15 | 6:30pm Reading and Discussion
At the Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center CUNY
Join the Segal for a truly extraordinary event, as we present Seven, a groundbreaking work of documentary theater that captures the remarkable lives of a diverse and courageous group of women leaders from around the world. Written in collaboration with seven award-winning playwrights Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz. The play explores the bravery of women who have triumphed over seemingly insurmountable challenges to create major changes in human rights around the world.
Directed by Pamela Hunt.
Seven originated in collaboration with Hillary Clinton's Vital Voices Global Partnership that introduced the playwrights to seven inspiring women leaders from around the globe who have been honored by Vital Voices for their extraordinary courage and for their power to transform lives in their communities.
Seven tells the stories of
Hafsat Abiola (Nigeria)
written by Anna Deavere Smith
Farida Azizi (Afghanistan)
written by Ruth Margraff
Anabella De Leon (Guatemala)
written by Gail Kriegel
Inez McCormack (Northern Ireland)
written by Carol K. Mack
Mukhtaran Mai (Pakistan)
written by Susan Yankowitz
Mu Sochua (Cambodia)
written by Catherine Filloux
Marina Pisklakova-Parker (Russia)
written by Paula Cizmar
Performed by Betsy Aidem,Terry Donnelly,Christine Toy Johnson, Maxine Kern, Felicite Naissem,Lorca Peress, Franca Sophia, Fulvia Vergel, and Rasha Zamamiri.
Followed by a conversation with Pamela Hunt, Carol Mack, Susan Yankowitz, and others.