Catherine Filloux and Selma ’65 at Sill Waters in a Storm Literacy Center

Catherine FIlloux talking to a group at Still Waters in a Storm.

Catherine FIlloux talking to a group at Still Waters in a Storm.

On September 20, 2014 at the literacy center Still Waters in a Storm in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Marietta Hedges performed from Catherine Filloux’s new one-woman play SELMA ‘65. The performance was followed by a discussion about the play and voting rights, between the young audience members, their teachers, Marietta Hedges, the director Eleanor Holdridge, and the assistant stage manager, Eloise Sherrid. 

Marietta Hedges as Viola Liuzzo performing a scene from SELMA '65 at Still Waters in a Storm

Marietta Hedges as Viola Liuzzo performing a scene from SELMA ’65 at Still Waters in a Storm

 

Next was a writer’s workshop surrounding voting in terms of SELMA ’65.  The students were asked to comment on two lines in the play:

 

“I’m not black, but I consider you and Sarah my people, Leroy.”

 

&

 

“But there’s a place where you think you should be, and you try to get there, a world that you want.”

 

Actress Marietta Hedges performing a scene from SELMA '65 at Still Waters in a Storm.

Actress Marietta Hedges performing a scene from SELMA ’65 at Still Waters in a Storm.

The first writing prompt was: Who are your people?

 

The second:  How can you make the world a better place?

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