TheatreWorks
Celebrates Women's Equality Day
With Selections from the Musical   "PERFECT 36"

Womens Equality Day Poster
By Iride Aparicio

Photos/Video Courtesy of TheatreWorks

SILICON VALLEY, CA -- Presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and the Woman's Club of Palo Alto, and  hosted by GIOVANNA SARDELLI, Artistic Associate and Director of NEW WORKS, songs' selections from the musical "PERFECT 36" will be Streaming, on Wednesday August 26 at 5:30 Pacific Time, Live on YouTube To celebrate Women's Equality Day.

What is WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY?
What this day celebrates is the one hundred anniversary of the day, August 26, 1920, when the l9th Amendment became Constitution, guaranteeing to women the right to vote was certified by Secretary of State BAINBRIDGE COLBY. But we should add that although the l9th Amendment gave WHITE women the right to vote, it did not include WOMEN OF COLOR.

For WOMEN OF COLOR, to be able to vote, happened many years later, in 1965 , when the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, outlawing discriminatory voting practices and ensuring the women, including WOMEN OF COLOR (who had been previously excluded) were also given the right to vote.

The celebration of songs from the musical "PERFECT 36" also includes a conversation with the book writer and lyricist LAURA HARRINGTON.

ABOUT "PERFECT 36"
Based on actual events, with book and lyrics by LAURA HARRINGTON, music by MEL MARVING and Director and Producer: MAC PIRKLE, the musical embodies the American spirit with music, drama and romance. It is a dynamic comedy of politics, power and persuasion.

So as Variety urged its readership to celebrate the day,  let us all celebrate today  the courage, tenacity and hard-core savvy of  the American women, and men, who risked so much in the battle for women's voting rights.

So today, one hundred years after the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constituion Guaranteed American women's the right to vote, as we celebrate Women's Suffrage, and with a monument in Central Park, in New York City with an statue depicting the womens' rights pioneers ELIZABETH CADY STANTON and SUSAN B, ANTHONY, let us not Whitewash the Movement's Racism, which means that  the fight for the women's suffrage continues.