directed by Marilyn Langbehn
Encore performance: Sunday, April 11 at 4 pm PDT on Zoom
Tickets: Free (suggested donation $10)
IMPORTANT: You will receive the Zoom link in the confirmation email when you RSVP; the email comes from GiveLively.org with the subject line: “here is your login information for CCCT’s Reading Stage encore performance of RUNNING FOR MY LIFE on Sunday, April 11 at 4pm PDT”. If you don’t receive this email, your reservation for the performance is not complete. Please check your spam or junk folder or send an email to for assistance.
ABOUT THE READING
Shortly after the storming of the US Capitol on January 6th, The 19th, a non-profit news organization, reached out to all 143 congresswomen from both sides of the aisle in the House or Senate, to ask about their experiences that day.
Twenty-three representatives agreed to be interviewed, and, in the best tradition of documentary theatre, their recollections form our narrative.
We are honored to present an encore performance of this powerful and unique insight into recent events on Sunday, April 11, at 4 pm PDT.
We are grateful to the following artists from around the United States who are sharing their talents with us for this live reading:
Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR): CHRISTINE MACOMBER
Cheri Bustos (D-IL): EMILY AUSTIN
Judy Chu (D-CA): DEBBIE CHINN
Rosa DeLauro (D-CT): LAURIE STRAWN
Veronica Escobar (D-TX): LETITIA DUARTE
Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX): VALERIE WEAK*
Lois Frankel (D-FL): NANCY LOWENTHAL
Sara Jacobs (D-CA): MIKKEL SIMONS
Brenda Lawrence (D-MI): ROBIN MURRAY
Barbara Lee (D-CA): CATHLEEN RIDDLEY*
Susie Lee (D-NV): EVE LUPPERT
Teresa Leger Fernández (D-NM): ANNETTE AMELIA OLIVEIRA
Carolyn Maloney (D-NY): MARSHA VAN BROEK
Betty McCollum (D-MN): SALLY HOGARTY
Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH): CYNTHIA WANDS
Marie Newman (D-IL): KATINA LETHEULE
Kathleen Rice (D-NY): TAMARA SCHUPMAN
Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ): SCARLETT HEPWORTH
Abigail Spanberger (D-VA): CAROLINE SCHNEIDER
Jackie Speier (D-CA): STEFANIE KALEM
Haley Stevens (D-MI): IZARRA VARELA-MOORE
Norma Torres (D-CA) ANITA VIRAMONTES
Frederica Wilson (D-FL): MARSHA HARRISON
*member, Actors’ Equity
We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:
ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS
AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS
through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.
ABOUT THE 19TH
A century ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution made voting, our country’s most fundamental mode of civic participation, a right regardless of gender. But this watershed moment in our democracy excluded millions of women, particularly women of color, from the ballot box for generations. And the reality is suffrage remains a work in progress for many in this country, particularly people living in states where voter suppression exists and tens of thousands of transgender Americans who face barriers to voting.
Today, women make up more than half of the American electorate and are more engaged than ever in our politics — marching on state capitols, voting at higher rates than men, and running for local office and seeking the presidency in record numbers. Yet they remain underrepresented in government and in the nation’s executive ranks. Women and LGBTQ+ people are also underrepresented in politics and policy journalism and in newsroom leadership, which influences what stories are told, how the news is covered and whose voices are elevated.
For more information, visit The 19th News | An independent, nonprofit newsroom.
This post was written by CCCT