Loud & Unladylike
Loud and Unladylike supports the creation of new plays about real women throughout history, presenting rich and interesting female characters who are examples of the varied and interesting human condition. These are women who have transcended the stereotype of what it means to be a ‘lady’. They are real people, women who have left their mark on history, through their contributions to the arts, sciences, politics, war, civil rights, and beyond. Their stories are not intended as museum pieces or propaganda, but as explorations of heartbreak and celebration, determination and failure, redemption and sacrifice. These women were not perfect, but were human beings with flaws, struggles, and strengths that deserve to be better known, and stories that deserve to be heard. It is our hope that by making room for these stories and bringing to the stage the lives of women who are often overlooked by history, the cultural landscape will in time become more equitable and women’s history will eventually become everyone’s history.