A Woman’s Place is in Her Home – Arcata Playhouse production postponed
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
A Woman’s Place is in Her Home grew out a year of research including audio interviews, story circles, visits with houseless women, conversations with advocates, volunteers, social services, police, elected officials and community members. Writers Jacqueline Dandeneau, Ali Freedlund and Tammy Rae Scott worked collaboratively to develop the script with the Ensemble using theater, dance and media to bring the research to life. The initial performances played to sold out houses with demands that it must be done again from audience members. After every performance, the cast and crew engaged in talk back sessions where over 50 audience members stayed and they lasted over and hour.
This show is aimed at bridging the gaps between those who have homes and those who do not, beginning with conversations, leading to storytelling, dance, performance and creating an impact on the way we deal with homelessness as a society. Stories of homeless woman bring perspective to conditions of homelessness, and give voice to their stories in the hopes to enable our community to connect homelessness to actual people, providing fertile ground for communication and understanding.