Rachel Bublitz

Writer

Sep 3, 2012

Repro Rights Tickets On Sale

Tickets are no on sale for Repro Rights on October 23rd at 7:30.

Here’s all the info:

ABOUT REPRO RIGHTS

Playwrights Center of San Francisco is sponsoring “REPRO RIGHTS,” a timely, entertaining, and thought-provoking evening of staged readings of original short plays and monologues on the topic of reproductive rights and bodily autonomy.

Our benefiting organization is Planned Parenthood.

This event is driven by Bay Area playwrights, producers, directors, actors, volunteers, sponsors, and donors.

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WHY

The last two years have given rise to an alarming trend in challenges to women’s reproductive rights.

  • In 2011 state legislatures introduced more than 1,100 anti-abortion provisions.

  • Seven states either fully defunded or made moves toward defunding Planned Parenthood, which provides basic health care, contraception, breast cancer, and STD screenings to millions of low-income women each year.

  • On a federal level, Republicans in Congress used abortion and Planned Parenthood funding as a bargaining chip during budget negotiations and almost shut down the government in the process.

  • Mandatory ultrasound bills were introduced that tried to narrow the definition of rape to include only “forcible rape” and barred the District of Columbia from being able to use its own locally raised funds to help low-income women pay for abortions.

  • In addition to witnessing dozens of ongoing state challenges, in what some have called a “war on women,” 2012 saw a House hearing on birth control that did not include a single woman.

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OTHER WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

We are seeking to recruit volunteers and sponsors to donate time and energy to raise money and draw awareness to this urgent issue.

Email 2playwrights@gmail.com to learn more about how you can help.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS

  • “My Body,” by Rachel Bublitz (directed by Brady Brophy-Hilton)

  • “Prisoner of Love,” by Dana Sack (directed by Neil Higgins)

  • “Lunch at the Cafe Ova, by Margy Kahn (directed by Michaela Goldhaber)

  • “Snip Snip,” by Ignacio Zulueta (directed by Brady Brophy-Hilton)

  • “A Cry in Ramah,” by Jeremy Cole (directed by Michaela Goldhaber)

  • “Factory Farm: A Documentary,” by Jennifer Lynne Roberts (directed by Brady Brophy-Hilton)

  • “It’s Good to Know,” by Megan Cohen (directed by Neil Higgins)

KEY PLAYERS

Producer: Tracy Held Potter

Associate Producer: Chelsey Little

Dramaturg: Christine Young