“I am excited to finally reach this point, as this project has been gestating for several years since I originally had the idea to stage a play using real women’s stories that we would collect from our local community.
There was so much in the media at the time about the new wave of feminism that I got wondering what women in their seventies and eighties thought about this “new” female project, and whether they felt that deep down anything had changed at all for women since they observed or took part in earlier feminist waves. At the same time I wanted to hear from younger women what their hopes and dreams were for their futures and the rest of womanity.
Some of the most rewarding work I have been lucky enough to be involved in over the years has been intergenerational projects, working with a variety of age groups all mucking in together; there is so much a young person can learn from an old person, and vice versa. Wouldn’t it be great to see a 20 year old onstage with an 80 year old, alongside all the ages in between as they tell their life story – something I don’t believe I’ve ever witnessed in the theatre. And what are the similarities in values, attitudes, hopes and fears between a 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, and 70 year old, and where do they disagree? I look forward to finding out!”
Lizzy McBain, Director