In these days of national sorrow, reflection, and protest, we stand with all who are working to create a more inclusive future for people of every race. We are also aware that the women’s suffrage movement emerged from the abolition movement only to become deeply divided over race.
As a troupe of women who strive to be role models, we work intentionally to be inclusive and to educate our audiences about the multi-racial story of women’s accomplishments through history.
We do not support institutionalized, systemic, or personal racism. We know how easy it is to perpetuate racism through microaggressions, language, inactivity, and ignorance. We recognize that white privilege has infiltrated all aspects of our society and has contributed to the perpetuation of a racist society.
We Did It For You! entertains and educates audiences about women’s rights. We draw inspiration from the women of history. Women who want to effect change in the world join our cast pools to spread this positive message.
Our stated mission is to inspire and support women and girls to create an inclusive future and equitable world. We do that by working with other women’s organizations and social and economic justice groups who share these values.
Women and girls of all colors need to be part of the leadership so that their voices and values are heard. We all benefit by experiencing the power of women who stood and stand for something larger than themselves.
As our anthem song says “We Are One”
Women's History and Women's Rights
There was a time when women couldn’t have jobs and had no voting rights. Women were property passed from father to husband. High-school student Melanie must learn how things changed.
We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History is the story of how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there. It is an entertaining and quick tour through the journey, starting with the struggle women had in the 17th century Puritan Revolution through to our 21st century empowered women politicians. It has been performed across California and eastern Massachusetts for tens of thousands of women, men, and students. Even with its positive message, the show identifies the problems women are still up against on their road towards equality. A dedicated troupe of volunteer women who care about women's rights and active participation in our democracy are determined to entertain and educate you with this incredible experience.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have stopped doing live performances and have taken to the virtual world.
We have been doing staged virtual readings with an enthusiastic response.
“We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History”
This on-line presentation of the complete play tells of the struggles and triumphs women have undergone to get their basic rights in America told by the women who were there! Audiences will watch a dramatic reading of the play by costumed actors including videos of musical numbers from past live performances. Check out this sneak preview.
“We Did It For You! The Suffrage Story and Voting Today”
This excerpt of the full show includes the struggles leading up to basic rights for women with a focus on voting rights for women and minorities. Covers from 17th century through the suffrage and civil rights movements to why it is important to vote.
“We Did It For You! - Excerpts and Interviews”
In this online program, playwright Thea Iberall intersperses video highlights and excerpts of We Did It For You! with interviews with cast members who share why they are driven to participate in this play.
See our upcoming virtual performances below. Think about booking us for your school or organization. For more information, click here.
“The play is one of the most entertaining and interesting re-enactments of the history of women I have seen to date."
"Never has my heart been touched so deeply by a production. I urge you to run, don't walk, to see this magnificent performance!" - Women's Information Network
“The performance was so outstanding and moving that I got goose bumps and cried.” - Lilly Ledbetter, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first act of legislation signed by President Obama
"An astonishing revelation of women's often unrecognized accomplishments throughout history, A multi century parade of feminine genius and courage ... with humor and fun.” -- Paul Williams, Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe Winning Songwriter
A Celebration of American Women
One hundred years ago, American women — half of the U.S. population — were not allowed to vote, yet many Americans take that right for granted today, and one out of three eligible women fails to exercise her right.
Vision 2020’s Women 100 is a celebration of American women during the year 2020, when we mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: women’s right to vote. We Did It For You! will be one of the sister programs across the country supporting the 19th Amendment commemoration. Vision2020 Women 100
Suffrage100MA is dedicated to commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1920, prohibiting the federal and state governments from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. Suffrage100MA is a non-profit coalition that partners and collaborates with many organizations in Massachusetts and throughout the country that are also planning events to celebrate this historic occasion. Our goal is to increase voter participation, provide educational opportunities, celebrate the progress of women’s rights, and shine a light on what is needed to achieve full equality for women. http://suffrage100ma.org
We Did It For You LLC is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of We Did It For You! must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas”and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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