On March 8th, we had a fabulous performance of We Did It For You! at the McCall Middle School in Winchester, MA. We were invited by the League of Women Voters of Winchester who co-sponsored our performance with the Winchester Historical Society. March 8th is also International Women's Day and our cast contributed to the international response to the theme of EachForEqual. In the picture, we are making the gesture of equal signs.
This program was supported in part by a grant from the Winchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Before the show was an exhibit in the lobby about Frances Perkins, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet and longest serving Secretary of Labor (12 years). Frances Perkins was the driving force behind many of the groundbreaking New Deal programs that are still the foundation of the American social safety net — Social Security, unemployment insurance, the 40-hour work week, and the minimum wage. This exhibit was in thanks to the League of Women Voters of Needham and the Frances Perkins Center.
We performed this right at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the US and we had to do some scrambling to cover all the roles. We wanted to make sure anyone with compromised immune systems were not performing, and also some of our cast members are healthcare workers and in the front line.