Deb Randall of Venus Theatre with Aphra Behn
On February 7, 2017 Aphra Behn presented "Act Like a Feminist Artist" at Venus Theatre in Laurel, MD. Venus awarded Aphra with their Lifetime Achievement Award.
DC NOW was a co-sponsor of the evening.
Aphra made a short speech.
Here is what she really wanted to say....
Dear Deb Randall and Venus Theatre,
I applaud you for keeping the voices of women alive for so many years. I salute your bravery in producing season after season of work by women. I admire your perseverance, your style, your grace. I acknowledge your struggle and the struggle of all the women who have gone before you and remain behind via the love that refuses to die. I promise to keep fighting, to keep enduring and to keep advocating on behalf of women in theatre. We are theatre. We are.
THANK YOU VENUS!