There is no doubt that the achievements of women are grossly under-represented in the United States, (and, arguably, throughout the world.) In fact, it could be said that the history of women is all but invisible. In 2011 The Washington Post announced that of the 5,193 public statues of historic figures in the United States, only 394 are of women.
This was the figure given to the 2,500-or-so 7-12-year-olds who visited our Theatre in March to see The Everywhere of Her, an operetta commissioned by The Ebell, recognizing and celebrating three amazing women of the 1920’s-30’s: Latina actress Dolores del Río, African-American newspaper publisher Charlotta Bass, and Asian-American aviator Katherine Cheung. All three, although apparently with little in common, shared being shunned or ignored because they were women, and women of color.
Member volunteers shepherded the visiting children and assisted them after the show with an art project based on what they had seen.
Spectrum News also ran an article about the show. You can read it here.