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3.5.17 / SEVEN - The highly acclaimed groundbreaking documentary theatre piece from Vital Voices Global Leadership Network. Featured

Friday, 24 February 2017 01:43

A staged reading of SEVEN will be presented Sunday - March 5th, 4 to 7 p.m., at SOMOS.  

SEVEN is written by seven award winning playwrights, based upon interviews with seven courageous women from seven different countries who have faced life-threatening obstacles to bring about major improvements in the lives of women and girls in their home countries.  

Taos Readers are:  Judith Kendall, Jan Smith, Judith Rane, Rose Gordon, Christine Autumn, Pat McCabe and Pam Parker.



In 2006, Vital Voices connected seven award-winning female playwrights with seven extraordinary women leaders in our Global Leadership Network. Inspired by their tales of triumph, the playwrights gave voice to these women’s experiences and produced a documentary play, SEVEN.

Through the powerful medium of theater, true stories of leadership and courage come to life, illustrating that women in diverse corners of the world are overcoming tremendous odds to advance peace, justice and freedom. The women profiled in SEVEN and their respective playwrights include:

Farida Azizi, Afghanistan | Playwright: Ruth Margraff

Mu Sochua, Cambodia | Playwright: Catherine Filloux

Anabella de Leon, Guatemala | Playwright: Gail Kriegel

Hafsat Abiola, Nigeria |  Playwright: Anna Deavere Smith

Inez McCormack, Northern Ireland |  Playwright: Carol K. Mack

Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan |  Playwright: Susan Yankowitz

Marina Pisklakova-Parker, Russia |  Playwright: Paula Cizmar

SEVEN Around the World

Premiered in New York City, SEVEN has been translated into 23 languages, with over 150 performances staged in 32 countries.

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