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Women Stage the World presented Women Count March
June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 12th
Marchers Gather: 5:30PM
Parade Begins: 6PM
Circle in the Square Theatre Breezeway
51st Street Between 7th & 8th Avenues
Rain or Shine ~ All Are Welcome!
We are proud to announce that members of Actors’ Equity joined us in this important march as we partnered for parity.
Dress: Attendees were encouraged to arrive in the League’s colors (purple, white, black), your union and guild garb, the costume of a famous theatre woman, or to come as you are.
The march welcomed all theatre women and allies to join together to shed light on the lack of gender parity in the field, and asked theatre decision-makers to take a step towards positive change by having #OneMoreConversation with a female job candidate.
Women Stage the World continues a long tradition of activism by women of the theatre. The Suffrage Movement would not have achieved success without our theatrical foremothers, who created the first-ever marches and street pageants, including the game-changing March on Washington, DC in 1913, which inspired many future equality marches. A century after the passage of the 19th Amendment, women are still fighting to have their voices heard and be “counted” as valuable and equal citizens.
The tradition of donning costumes of noted women artists began in 1985 with the historic Guerrilla Girls and has continued with Women Stage the World and other LPTW Heritage Programs. We embody women of the past, speaking out in the present, for our voices to be heard in the future. These programs recall a formidable heritage of activism and are proof-positive that women do indeed, COUNT.
If you’re a theatre woman, or ally, interested in participating in the march, please email: