Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Women Center Stage at Russell Library Thursday March 29

Women Center Stage focuses on Connecticut women performers such as Kate Hepburn.
The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame will be presenting "Women Center Stage" at Russell Library's Hubbard Room on Thursday March 29 at 6:30pm.

The presentation focuses on Connecticut women performers.

Once barred from the stage because it was seen to be 'dangerous” and 'immoral,” women have struggled to find their place in the spotlight for centuries. Chronic under-representation, sexual harassment, and the loss of roles after a certain age are still issues women in the performing arts face today. CWHF Inductee Sophie Tucker faced discrimination due to her weight and Katherine Hepburn struggled to take roles that defied stereotypes. Marian Anderson became a reluctant icon of the Civil Rights movement simply for doing what she was trained and loved to do … sing before an audience. Help us put the spotlight on the Connecticut women in who found a voice for change in the performing arts.

All ages welcome.

Drop-in, no registration.

Sponsored by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (

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