Grand Valley State University Women's Center
That Takes Ovaries!
That Takes Ovaries!: Bold Women, Brazen Acts is a play co-written by Rivka Solomon and Bobbi Ausubel. The play offers an exciting collection of real-life stories from women and girls about the gutsy, outrageous, courageous things they have done. The stories are multicultural, funny, sassy, and touching true tales of estrogen-powered deeds. The play also includes true stories submitted by our own GVSU campus and community!
That Takes Ovaries! 2013 Performances: March 22 and 23, 2013
*Check out our Event Calendar for details!
Tickers are now on sale! Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for non-students. Prices increase by $5 at the door.
Friday, March 22 at 7 pm in the Grand River Room
Tickets can be purchased at the GVSU 20/20 Desk
Saturday, March 23 at 7 pm at Wealthy Theatre
Tickets can be purchased through the Wealthy Theatre Box Office: www.wealthytheatre.org/ovaries or 616.459.4788
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Opportunities to get involved with That Takes Ovaries!:
- Attend Leading A Bold Life That Takes Ovaries! Reading and Open Mic on Tuesday, January 22
- Audition on January 25 of 27 to be one of our activists who perform in the play
- Volunteer as a stage manager or light designer (for details, e-mail TTO Theater Chair Jacqui Bernhardt at email@example.com)
- Volunteer through the Women's Issues Volunteer Corps at one of the performances
- Attend the performances on March 22 and 23 (and encourage your friends and family to buy tickets as well!)
- Submit a story to be included in next year's production
Who can have ovaries? Are men welcome to be involved? Yes!
But if we want things to change—truly, radically change—we need to understand the full complexity of how a society steeped in sexism hurts all involved. How it tries to turn inherently strong girls into women who hesitate to use their power, and inherently compassionate boys into men with an inclination to dominate or hurt. For any one group to be free of these harmful effects of institutionalized sexism, we all need access to our full range of emotions and abilities; we all need to escape the gender roles and rules our culture declares definitive.
-Rivka Solomon, That Takes Ovaries! Founder and Executive Director
Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions; send an e-mail to ThatTakesOvariesGVSU@gmail.com; or contact the Women's Center (616.331.2748) for more information.
Page last modified February 12, 2013