Welcome to Herstory Theater!
A little history on Herstory
Herstory Theater was founded in 2011 by actress Virginia Wolf, initially as a production company for three one woman shows about little known women in history; “Panic in Connecticut, Accused Witches Have Their Say”, about five accused witches of 17th century Connecticut; “Katy Leary and Mark Twain”, the story of Katy Leary, beloved housemaid to the Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) family; and “Mary Rowlandson, Indian Captive”, about 17th century woman taken and held captive by the Wampanoag Indians during the King Philip War.
As these three shows became established and bookings took off, we became something of a home for projects about other lesser known women in history: “Pierce”, by Jacques Lamarre, about Jane Pierce, the tragic First Lady, wife of President Franklin Pierce; “The Waltz” by Carolyn Kirsch, about Camille Claudel, muse to sculptor Rodin; and most recently, “Anne”, by Gabriella Oldham, about Anne Bradstreet, the Puritan Poet.
Along the way, additional projects came our way; “The Guys” by Anne Nelson, a touching play based on events of 9/11; “It’s a Wonderful Life, a Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry, which has become a traditional holiday favorite; “Love Loss and What I Wore” by Delia and Norah Ephron, a tribute to women everywhere; “Drama in Farmington”, a series of theatrical events to benefit the Farmington Historical Society, including a staged reading of a Winchell Smith play, “Thank You”.
Most of these shows are available, fully produced and cast, to organizations looking for programs, either as entertainment or fundraisers. In addition, we have a playwright on board who can tailor a project, historic or otherwise, to fit your needs.
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All along, Founder Virginia Wolf has continued participating in community theater, narrating audio books, hosting a radio show on local CT arts and entertainment, and serving as a costumed interpreter at the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford. All of these activities are included in the calendar of Upcoming Shows and Events and under “The Many Faces of Virginia Wolf” for anyone interested.
Please explore website, join us at an upcoming event, and get in touch with any questions or to get involved!