Intersection Arts presents The Women Have Something to Say
The Women Have Something to Say tells the stories of women finding their voices through monologues and song texts written by the musicians themselves and set to music by composer Madeline Styskal.
Women musicians, especially singers, traditionally experience a kind of silencing inherent in their work, because people are always interpreting the words and music of someone else, that "someone else" usually being male. But this time, they take the stage to tell their own stories, particularly regarding conscious-raising moments when they realized that they had unique voices as women, or when they realized that their voices were being silenced. The stories are interwoven, and each woman's monologue and song are added to the ones who have come before in a cumulative effect of solidarity by the end of the show.
The stories are told by a diverse set of women, representing different ethnicities, sexual orientations, ages, religions, and relationship statuses, and illuminated by projected graphics designed by Janine Dworin. The production aims to stand with women in the audience who are struggling to find their own voice.