We've been doing virtual performances of We Did It For You! since May--six months now. It's been a challenge to prepare for these performances. Not only do we have to figure out who is available, everyone had to learn how to create their own backdrop and how to use the technology as best is possible. For example, last night about an hour before our dress rehearsal, a severe thunderstorm hit Massachusetts and cut power off to many of our performers. What if that happens during a performance? I don't want to think about it.
After doing so many of these virtual performances, we have begun thinking about creating a multimedia video version that combines the best of Zoom and live stage performance. We are in the beginning stages of figuring this out, talking to production companies and studios.
Our goal would be to make this video available to high schools and middle schools. Teachers need video content and we think they would appreciate having ours. We have received many positive testimonials from students and teachers alike, such as this one from a 9th grade social studies teacher: "This play is an instructional gem."
If you would like early access to this video for your classroom, please let us know. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those with early access will get resource materials for pre-show and post-show class discussions. Think about it. Don't you want to help your students learn about many of the ways women have contributed to our society and the persevering women who helped get us our rights?