SELMA ‘65 premiered at La MaMa in New York City September-October 2014
In remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the Selma Voting March, award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux brings to life the interconnected stories of Viola Liuzzo, white civil rights activist, and Tommy Rowe, FBI informant, undercover with the Ku Klux Klan. Marietta Hedges plays both roles. Directed by Eleanor Holdridge.
After its premiere SELMA ‘65 has been touring the country.
SUNY Geneseo, New York
The Park School of Baltimore
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Eastern Michigan University
Howard Community College and Rep Stage, Maryland.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego
The Catholic University of America, D.C.
Brandeis University, Massachusetts
Rhode Island School of Design
As part of CoLab at Culturehub, Filloux and Hedges did two workshops October 9 and 16, 2013 with youth from University Settlement in New York City and, through telepresence, with the Freedom Foundation in Selma, Alabama, and University of South Carolina-Lancaster, surrounding the performance of a segment of SELMA '65. Reverend Richard D. Leonard, who marched the entire Selma Voting March, and wrote the book Call to Selma, was a guest speaker. The workshops were in part funded by a 2013 Ethelwyn Doolittle Justice and Outreach Committee grant.
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Director Eleanor Holdridge
Actress Marietta Hedges
Costume Designer Suttirat Larlarb