Update: This production has been cancelled.
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television will present Jonathan A. Goldberg’s new play A Simple Herstory as part of a limited Arizona Repertory Theatre season. The production, directed by guest artist Donya K. Washington, stage director and producer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will have two performances only on March 19 and 20, 2021 and will be livestreamed for free for audiences from the newly constructed TFTV Outdoor Stage.
A Simple Herstory is based on the podcast series of the same name, which places a spotlight on the more than one hundred women who have run for the U.S. presidency. The play focuses on Victoria Woodhull – stockbroker, newspaper publisher, woman’s rights activist and the first woman to run for president in 1872.
BFA Acting sophomore student Camden Stankus stars as a modern-day podcaster interacting with Woodhull, played by BFA Acting senior Sophia Goodin, in a work that is part radio play, part history examination, and fully centered on portraying all facets of a complicated human.
A Simple Herstory has an approximate run time of 166 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission after Act One. The production will be performed and livestreamed twice. Performance dates are March 19 and 20, 2021, at 7:30pm MST each night.Stream online at watch.tftv.arizona.edu
This production contains the following which may be considered offensive or uncomfortable: racial language from the time period, some descriptions of rape and nudity, depictions of drug use, and stylized depictions of violence.