My talented friend Karen Cecilia - who just got accepted into the prestigious and highly competitive Actors Studio's Playwriting MFA Program at Pace University - wrote a wonderful new play We Can Do It! based on the world-famous WW-II poster that featured "Rosie the Riveter" as the cultural icon for women entering workplaces like factories and shipyards to aid and contribute to the war efforts.
I am thrilled to announce that for the play's workshop reading Karen has asked me to read for the title role of "Rosie the Riveter," aka "Rose Monroe." The reading will be directed by Kevin P. Joyce and it will take place at The Dramatist Guild on March 6th at 7.30PM. Rehearsals are in full swing!
I am very much enjoying learning about the brave involvement of American women during WW-II and the history of the famous image of "Rosie the Riveter" and all that the "We Can Do It!" poster conveyed. I have been giving the opportunity to represent that image, its story and all that it stood for on stage. I get to shine light on a piece of history through a historical icon. Deeply grateful, slightly intimidated!