Bard College at Simon’s Rock Presents Reading of “SEVEN” to Benefit Elizabeth Freeman Center

The Bard College at Simon’s Rock Council for Equity and Inclusion and CeCe Sloan Presents invite you to a reading of

SEVEN, A Documentary Play

Saturday, August 26 from 7-9:30 pm

at The Daniel Arts Center
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA

A riveting piece of documentary theatre, SEVEN tells the true stories of seven women who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe: in Russia, protecting women from domestic violence; in Cambodia, rescuing girls from human trafficking; in Guatemala, giving voice to the poor; in Afghanistan, empowering rural women; in Nigeria and Pakistan, fighting for women’s education and rights; and in Northern Ireland, promoting peace and equality.


All donations benefit the Elizabeth Freeman Center, providing services and leadership to address domestic and sexual violence in Berkshire County

Introduction and post show discussion with director, activist and long-time member of the United States National Committee of UN Women, CeCe Sloan

Cast: Barbara Greenbaum, Carla Lewis, Sheila Dabney, Gail Ryan, Tyler Malik and Anne Undeland

ABOUT THE PLAY: Seven, A Documentary Play is a dramatic work commissioned in 2006 by the Washington-based Vital Voices Global Partnership, who tasked a septet of playwrights, including MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant-winner Anna Deavere Smith, with interviewing and dramatizing the harrowing stories of seven extraordinary women who have labored in recent decades to improve the living conditions of women in Africa, Central America, Europe, and Southeast, Central, and Western Asia.

Inspired by these tales of triumph, the playwrights gave voice to these remarkable stories of leadership and fierce courage and through the powerful medium of theatre these seven women’s stories come to life for us, illustrating that in diverse corners of the world women are overcoming tremendous odds to advance peace, justice and freedom.

SEVEN has been translated into 23 languages, with over 300 performances staged in 32 countries – and counting.

The SEVEN women and their respective dramatists:

Farida Azizi, Afghanistan | Playwright: Ruth Margraff

Mu Sochua, Cambodia | Playwright: Catherine Filloux

Anabella de Leon, Guatemala | Playwright: Gail Kriegel

Hafsat Abiola, Nigeria | Playwright: Anna Deavere Smith

Inez McCormack, Northern Ireland | Playwright: Carol K. Mack

Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan | Playwright: Susan Yankowitz

Marina Pisklakova-Parker, Russia | Playwright: Paula Cizmar

For more information on this and other events at Bard College at Simon’s Rock call 413-528-7400 or email


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