Rosies: We Can Do It!

Rosies: The Women Who Riveted The Nation, will have its world debut in May 2018 produced by Flashback Theater.  The labor of love that I can’t wait to see on stage. The thought that brought this play to light was grounded in what  I consider one of the most important components of women working together: Positive Networking.


Positive networking is that ability of women to shoulder the responsibilities of each one of us. When a woman succeeds we all succeed. When a woman fails we all fail.

The secret to empowered women is not forging ahead blindly alone under the assumption that it’s lonely at the top. It’s lonely at the bottom if you do not have a support network. And, it is lonely at the top if you don’t have a support network. You won’t be up there long without the foundation of those who helped you get there.

With those thoughts in mind my play, Rosies: The Women Who Riveted The Nation was born. With the onset of WWII a unique situation held the nation. Men were at war; women had to replace them in the job force. What resulted was women working together in all areas of their lives. Without their concerted effort we would not have won the war. These women made their effort personal and universal.

If you happen to be in Somerset, Kentucky the first two weekends of May 2018. You will meet Rose, Doris, Margie and Kay. Four women that were part of a team that built B-24 and B-29 bomber planes. Four women that fought together daily on the production line; four women that shared their  pain and tears when news of a loved one was lost overseas.

Together these women became the women that riveted the nation when they were our only hope to do so.


Rosies receives Grant

The Kentucky Foundation for Women awarded Flashback Theater Company a  grant of $1000 to further develop my play, Rosies. During the February gathering of Let’s Play (The educational leg of Flashback Theater Co.), several scenes were read and  staged. This was the first time I was able to view the characters  in their environments. To say I was happy does not come close. I can’t wait for this to be work shopped by Flashback Theater in July 2017. The feedback I received on the partial reading has helped me tremendously in areas that I felt needed bolstering. On to the next phase! Each time I read Rosies I am further motivated that this story needs to be told. And, it needs to be told in the theater.

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