Jane play reading July 24 in Chicago co-sponsored by Chicago Area Women's History Center.

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THE AWARD-WINNING PLAY

Jane: Abortion and the Underground

 

Jane Play requires no fee for pro-choice fundraisers

When abortion was illegal 45 years ago...

... thousands of women in Chicago knew whom to call for help: Jane, the legendary feminist abortion service.

From Kim Wilson, Chicago Reader: “Everyone – but women especially – should hear this story.”

Recommended for college students by Annika Speer, director of UC-Santa Barbara event: “It was an excellent way to get university students involved." Read more

From 1969 to 1972, women who ran “Jane” were mostly unassuming: college students, “hippie housewives,” and antiwar activists. But they led extraordinary double lives, running the most active underground abortion service in modern history, the one safe alternative for about 11,000 women from all backgrounds.

Choice of three formats available with diverse and strong roles for young women, ranging from 1.5 hours to a half hour. (Also student-adapted one-hour monologues-only version and half hour of scene excerpts for cast of 4.)

For more info or to obtain a script

Contact playwright Paula Kamen at paulakamen[at]gmail.com or order here. Also available through the National New Play Network

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