Wednesday, August 19, 2020

"Votes for Women," Speranza Theatre Company's one-act play, Socially Distanced Performances in Jersey City Parks

Speranza Theatre Company Presents

Votes for Women
written by Jennie Contuzzi

WHEN: August 21 - 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM (see schedule below)
various locations around Jersey City including: Berry Lane Park, Van Vorst Park, The Apple Tree House, Leonard Gordon Park, and Audubon Park
TICKETSfree and open to the public. Donations are welcome and can be made here
The play is intended for an audience of children and adults, ages six and up.
For more information, or to make a reservation, visit This
helps Speranza prepare the audience for social distancing. Masks are required for all
audience members.

All performances have a runtime of 45 minutes, no intermission. Masks are required for all audience
members. Reservations preferred to help assure social distancing. All audiences must bring
their own blankets and chairs.

It’s 1913, thousands and thousands of women gather in Washington, D.C. They are there to call
for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. While the fight for
suffrage has been going on for 60 years, this huge parade, spearheaded by Alice Paul and the
National American Woman Suffrage Association, marks the first major national event for the

For a family audience of all ages, this emotional story is told from the perspective of the women
who led the charge, and paved the way for the fight for equality.

Performance Schedule:
Friday, August 21, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - Berry Lane Park, 1000 Garfield Ave, Jersey City
Saturday, August 22, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - Van Vorst Park, 270 Montgomery St, Jersey City
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - The Apple Tree House, 298 Academy St, Jersey City
Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - Leonard Gordon Park, 3359 JFK Blvd, Jersey City
Friday, August 28, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - Audubon Park, 18 Audubon Ave, Jersey City

For more information or to book a performance of Votes For Women at your school or
community group, please contact Speranza’s Producing Artistic Director, Heather Wahl, at or (201) 503-6194.

About Speranza Theatre Company
Speranza Theatre Company, a member of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, is a non-profit women's theatre company focusing on the presentation of plays to live audiences. Founded to provide an opportunity for artists, particularly females, to share their voices through entertainingand challenging theatre, Speranza continues to meet this mission by presenting competitively priced professional theatrical performances, free readings of new works, and educational

Sponsored by The Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, The Apple Tree House,
and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs.