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Representation and How to Get It

September 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Julia Ward Howe, author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, is up at 4:00am. She’s rehearsing a talk she’s about to give to the Boston Radical Club on representation for women, and she has some pointed questions for her audience. Prophetically, she foresees our nation’s crisis today, when she says that one day we will lose our democracy, if this remains an America for some of us, not an America for all of us. The stakes are high, and what – Julia demands to know – are we doing about it?

Join Revolutionary Spaces and Mass NOW for a stunning new site-specific performance and community programs inspired by Julia Ward Howe that challenges audiences to become politically active citizens of our democracy.

Revolutionary Spaces and Mass NOW co-present Representation and How to Get It, at Old South Meeting House, September 28th through 30th. Each evening will feature a unique, post-performance program featuring celebrated civic leaders, trailblazing representatives, and award-winning performers. The performances and programs are free and open to the public and made possible by the support of the New England Women’s Club Fund.

Written by Joyce Van Dyke
Directed by Judy Braha
Performed by Elaine Vaan Hogue


The performance will be followed by an exciting, post-performance panel featuring some of Boston’s most incredible civic leaders discussing the past, present, and future of female-identifying persons’ role in civic life and the unfinished struggle for representation. Moderated by Revolutionary Spaces’ Executive Vice President of Museum Experience Anne Freeh Engel.


September 28, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm