Women’s History Month allows us to not only celebrate the advancements, achievements and contributions of women to our society and the arts, it gives us an opportunity to recognize and thank the women who lead and support our organization. It is also a time to reflect on the work that still needs to be done to ensure equal treatment of ALL women.
The National Women’s History Alliance selects and publishes the yearly theme for Women’s History Month. In 2021, it captures the spirit of these challenging times. Since many of the women’s suffrage centennial celebrations originally scheduled for 2020 were curtailed, the National Women’s History Alliance is extending the annual theme for 2021 to “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.”
There are many ways to celebrate Women’s History Month. Here are just a few:
- Providence Players will be hosting a Women’s History Month themed membership Happy Hour on Tuesday, March 9th at 6:30pm. Make sure you RSVP and remember, only members can attend!
- The 4th Annual “Women’s Day on Broadway” will take place virtually on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1pm EST. This year’s free two-hour event produced by Disney on Broadway is entitled: “Reflecting Courageously, Transforming Collectively.” Free registration is now open at womenofbroadway.com
- Explore RESET, a new, free digital collection featuring historical resources, excerpts, and video performances curated by six Black cisgender women theatre artists, activists, and scholars. The collection is sponsored by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and is available now at www.woollyreset.net from March 4 – 31, 2021. The collection is a multidisciplinary experience that combines dramaturgy, history, performance, and digital production.
We encourage individuals to continue their personal journeys by getting familiar with current women’s issues, reading and sharing works by women authors, amplifying women musicians and artists, and watching TV shows, plays and films produced and directed by women.