The HerStory Project

HerStoryProject

Saturday 11 May 2019, 7.30PM to 9.00pm

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York, in collaboration with HerStory.York, present The HerStory Project, a theatrical anthology to honour a few of the forgotten women of York. 

As part of their Political Theatre Project TFTV's 2nd year students in Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance devise productions based on archival and other documentary material. Using evidence derived from the HerStory York project they make visible the invisible stories of women in our city. 

Three, thirty-minute plays, stretching through time and across genres, come together to create an emotional, enlightening evening that simply asks you to listen.

inVISIBLE: A team of researchers sets about trying to uncover the stories of a handful of women who shaped the future of York. A doctor, a headmistress and a conservationist. What are their stories?

After Words: An anthology of three women from York's history. Nellie Hewitt, a workhouse nurse during WWI. Rosemary Christian Howard, a woman who pushed boundaries for the ordination of women priests. And Kate Atkinson, an author who beat the odds and pushed herself to become one of York's prolific writers.

3 Women Walk into a Bar: A quirky, comical story inspired by cabaret forms about a conductor, a landlady and a political activist. This musical play is determined to answer the primal question: what happens when three women walk into a bar?

Accompanying the plays will be an exhibition, kindly provided by HerStory.York.

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Admission£5  / Tickets available online.

Location: Black Box Theatre (TFTV/046)