About IT'S MY PARTY!
101 YEARS AGO, IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC, WOMEN WON THE RIGHT TO VOTE.
Hunger strikes… Beatings… Imprisonment… Do you know the true story?
Based on real historical figures, It's My Party! delves into the turbulent backstory of the fight to pass the 19th Amendment. Facing an uphill battle in Washington, young suffragists employed increasingly radical tactics to make their voices heard, leading to bitter rivalries and a generational split that threatened to tear the suffragists’ movement apart from the inside!
The lobby will feature a Timeline of Suffrage in America that details the events leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment, then continues the story through today's advocacy for human rights.
WEAR SUFFRAGE WHITE TO OPENING NIGHT! Patrons can make their own Cause Ribbon when they arrive at the theater, wear it during the play, then add it to our lobby display after the show.
Suitable for all ages, It's My Party! is great family entertainment, a perfect multi-generational outing, and a hot ticket for Girl Dads and daughters! Audiences must wear PPE masks when inside the venue.
This production is sponsored by the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, The 19th Amendment Centennial Fund, and First Unitarian Church of Dallas' Women's Evening Alliance. Additional support provided by The Rea Charitable Trust.
It's My Party! is a Southwest Regional Premiere and was originally developed in conjunction with Pipeline Playwrights.
Founded in 1998, Echo Theatre is the Southwest's premier theatrical organization dedicated to producing works created by women+. Our programming includes Mainstage Productions, Festival Offerings, a Free Performance Reading Series, and the Echo Reads podcast, Echo Offstage. Find out more at www.echotheatre.org.