/ Modified feb 11, 2021 11:38 p.m.

"Gloria: A Life" celebrates Gloria Steinem and a sisterhood of hope.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: musician and activist Reymon Murphy shares his soul with Tucson; and Chris Dashiell recommends standout shorts from the "What's Up Docs?" online film festival.

gloria play artwork hero The biographical play "Gloria: A Life", written by Emily Mann, runs at the Invisible Theatre in Tucson from February 17th - 28th, 2021.
Invisible Theatre

Arizona Spotlight

February 11, 2021

NPR

Featured on the February 11th, 2021 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Meet actors To-Ree'-Nee' Wolf and Cynthia Jeffery, producer & director Susan Claassen, and Tony-nominated playwright Emily Mann. They are some of the artists behind the stage production Gloria: A Life. It’s a celebration of Gloria Steinem at the Invisible Theatre, exploring the influences that guided her to become a life-long warrior on behalf of Equal Rights.
gloria cast duo unsized Cynthia Jeffery as Gloria Steinem, the founder of Ms. Magazine in 1971, in "Gloria: A Life".
Tim Fuller / Invisible Theatre
gloria cast unsized To-Ree'-Nee' Wolf plays one of Gloria Steinem's mentors, lawyer and activist Florynce Kennedy, in "Gloria: A Life".
Tim Fuller / Invisible Theatre
  • What is soul? Reymon Murphy, a Tucson musician and advocate for social justice, shares the inspiration behind “Soul Food Wednesdays” at Hotel Congress. Murphy sees it as a way for Tucson’s diverse community to build stronger bonds, creating a safety net to help everyone survive difficult times. ("Soul Food Wednesdays" are currently on hold, but Murphy and Hotel Congress are committed to the return of the gatherings, as soon as it is safe to do so.)
street blues family spotlight Eclectic musical group Street Blues Family.
Reymon Murphy
reymon murphy portrait unsized Musician, activist Reymon Murphy.
Carolyn Robles

Reymon Murphy and Street Blues Family in performance.

Trailer for "What's Up Docs?" 2021 online film festival.

solution number two spotlight "Poop Doesn't Lie!" A manhole cover on the University of Arizona campus is the starting point for an innovative COVID-19 testing process, as documented in the short film "Solution Number Two", directed by John Taylor and Carter Hayek.
be our guest spotlight The volunteers and guests at Casa Alitas in Tucson, from the short documentary "Be Our Guest", directed by Martin Olloren and Jacob Robinson.
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