Name: Heather Wahl
What is your current project? Unveiling Liberty
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
Speranza is performing this show for the community and school in the tri-state area in honor of Women’s History Month. We are a women’s theatre company and are thrilled to share the story of the 1886 unveiling of the Statue of Liberty set against the suffragist movement happening at that time.
What’s next for you?
Summer Theatre Camp (ages 5-12) and then our fall production of Women Rising, Stories of Hope. Women Rising is an original play about survivors of domestic violence that will have a run in Jersey City in October for Domestic Violence Awareness month and will also tour to local high schools and colleges.
Any advice for your peers?
Figure out WHY you are doing the work – any work you do – and the challenges will become stepping stones.
Heather Wahl (Artistic Director) Heather is a NYC based producer/director/actor who co-founded Speranza in 2008 after graduating from The New School for Drama’s MFA acting program. She has produced ten plays and countless staged readings, directed and/or choreographed 50+ productions, and acted in 100+ shows from off-Broadway to regional work in 36 of the contiguous United States. Theatre Highlights include: Unveiling Liberty;Women Rising, Stories of Hope; Janey Miller’s World Tour; A Piece of My Heart; The Vagina Monologues; The Daughters of Eve; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; (dir. Austin Pendleton); and Anne Boleyn in Rex (world premiere revival).