I am helping to organize an evening of short plays and monologues on the subject of women’s bodily autonomy, to take place in October 2012 in San Francisco. We plan to find an organization to sponsor, such as Planned Parenthood, but a prime motivator is to raise awareness. There have been many political moves to roll back progress in this area, including chipping away at Roe v. Wade, and narrowly redefining rape, among many other maddening proposals. One of the most outrageous was announcing that a woman’s pregnancy begins two weeks before conception (AZ).
The event is called “Repro Rights,” and it’s sponsored by the Playwrights Center of San Francisco. The Call for Submissions is open to all playwrights currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Go here for details.