This is suggested donation event, All the proceeds will go to SPART*A
Rattlestick Theater presents a benefit concert of SOLDIERGIRLS: a new musical with book and lyrics by Em Weinstein and music by Emily Johnson-Erday. This free online benefit will raise money for SPART*A (Service Members, Partners, Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All) and will take place on Monday, August 31st at 7pm ET. Performers include: Jenn Collela, Chilina Kennedy, Lilli Cooper, Ezra Menas, Melanie Field, Jessie Shelton, Anna Crivelli, Danielle Chaves, Hannah Van Sciver, Madeline Barker and more!
SOLDIERGIRLS is a two-person musical that uses real letters and a collage of found and original text to look at love, liberation, and lesbianism in the US Army’s Women’s Army Corps in World War II. This evening features an all-star cast of Broadway performers, who give voice to the two women in the show from across the country and the world. SOLDIERGIRLS has been previously workshopped with New York Theater Workshop, Rattlestick Theater, and was made possible by a commission from En Garde Arts.
SPART*A is a group of transgender people who currently serve or have served in the military. Membership is open to transgender (to include non-binary and gender-nonconforming) individuals currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. We also offer smaller groups for families of transgender service members, veterans, and allies. SPART*A’s mission is to advocate for our actively serving transgender military members, veterans, and their families. SPART*A provides our members with a peer support network, assistance in navigating military transgender policy and health care, and educational resources for their professional development. SPART*A actively coordinates and collaborates with other LGBT advocacy organizations to promote an inclusive military environment that values the contributions of all Americans with the desire to serve. www.spartapride.org