May 15-16, 2019

Art © Cristina Acosta

Written & directed by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

Presented & choreographed by Tracy Sprauer of Wellspring

Performed by Imelda Cervantes de Barnard,  Nimmi Chandwaney, Carolyn Cilek, Kira Cramer, and Jasmine Minbashian

In the tradition of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, my new play is a choreopoem combining poetry with dance, music, and ritual. Through the individual and collective voices of women representing continents around the world, In the Name of Forgotten Women is a ceremony to restore the Feminine. Inspired by real-life incidents, the play dramatizes the war waged on women’s bodies and freedom in the 19th and 20th centuries, and their indomitable will to survive. This dramatic work is narrated by the herstorical figure Enheduanna, High Priestess to the Sumerian Goddess Inanna and the first known author of the world, who returns from over 4,300 years ago to guide the audience through the women’s contemporary stories of oppression and resilience.

DATE: May 15-16, 2019. TIME: 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Wellspring (Room 7, Methow Valley Community Center). PRICE: $10 TICKETS: or at the door. Seating limited. CONTACT: