About The Festival

About The Reproductive Freedom Festival2019-04-01T12:26:12-05:00

A Festival Of Short Works Celebrating the Fundamental Right To Human Reproductive Autonomy

Now available in a book format, after being performed Live in NYC and Live Streaming to the world

This unique first-time theatrical festival, sponsored by Words of Choice, includes 30 writers and their works.

Unleashing The Power Of Imagination and Creativity In Support Of Reproductive Freedom, Rights, Health and Justice!

The Festival

The festival continues! SEE Reproductive Freedom is What We Want, Sunday April 28, 3 pm, The People’s Forum, 320 W. 37th Street, NYC.

The Reproductive Freedom Festival, a theatrical recognition and celebration of the fundamental human right to bodily autonomy, was developed by Words of Choice to support reproductive freedom, rights, health and justice and to generate new conversations on these subjects. We are pro-women’s rights, pro-human rights, pro-reproductive rights, pro-reproductive justice and pro-choice.

Short theatrical works, poetry and spoken word selections were presented in a Live Theatrical Reading, at The TACT Studio in NYC and also streamed live to the world, via a multi-camera interactive livestream. 

Now they are available in an e-book — Short Plays on Reproductive Freedom — for people to read, and to consider doing their own Reproductive Freedom Festival! Buy at Amazon Kindle!

The Reproductive Freedom Festival operated with the support of The Puffin Foundation, the Abortion Conversations Project, the Anne Hale and Arthur Johnson Community Trust, and many individual donors.

The Live-Stream

The Live event in New York was be shared simultaneously across the country (and world) via premiere high-quality Live Arts Streaming of VirtualArts TVThis is not your back-of-the-house wobbly camera, but a professional multi-camera set-up of the theatrical works. People felt like they were in the room with the performers in New York!  Tens of thousands of people in every state and nine countries watched!

Included in the event were short interviews with experts and artists, along with selected visual arts. Online participants were able to join in by Twitter and instant messaging.  This created a dynamic, interactive and enriching opportunity for one and all!

Now, you can read the e-book to see the vibrancy of scripts that cross genres, backgrounds and styles, and show how much people care about Reproductive Freedom.

The Details

Seven sets of material!

Style: Comedy, drama, biography, satire, fantasy, history, spoken word, memoir, poetry, song and a little bit of visual art.

Topics: Reproductive freedom, rights, health and justice, abortion, birth control, body image, sexuality, menopause, sexual safety, gender-based assault, pregnancy, birthing, health care, escorts, parenting, clinic work, history, law, medicine, economic justice, anti-abortion harassment, prisoners’ rights, activism, politics.

Why: Things are rough out there for Reproductive Freedom. We need to RAISE our voices and share our talents!

Use these materials to read alone, with friends, classmates, or in a group.  You can create your own show, too — pick the pieces you like, and get permission from the authors by contacting them individually, or writing to reproductivefreedomfestival@gmail.com

Add to your reading of Short Plays on Reproductive Freedom by combining with our Free Viewing Packet with definitions, activities and follow-up actions!

Hold an event and raise some funds!

Raise some awareness!

Raise some fun!

For the FREE Viewing Packet with Party ideas, Resources, and other details, click here!

Create an event to support the good works of like-minded grassroots groups and nonprofits.

The arts open hearts and minds! Now is the time for even greater outreach! Use your imagination to build a better world.

Join Us on Twitter! @ChoiceTheater

Thoughts? Please contact. ReproductiveFreedomFestival@gmail.com