Votes for Women at Berry Lane Park

Votes for Women at Berry Lane Park


Fri, Aug 21, 2020    
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Event Type


Join Speranza Theatre Company for VOTES FOR WOMEN,
a one-act play written by Jennie Contuzzi.

It’s 1913, and, thousands of women gather in Washington, D.C.. They are there to call for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. While the fight for suffrage has been going on for 60 years, this huge parade, spearheaded by Alice Paul and the National American Woman Suffrage Association, marks the first major national event for the movement. For a family audience of all ages, this emotional story is told from the perspective of the women who led the charge, and paved the way for the fight for equality.

Performances are August 21 – 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM. All performances are free and open to the public.

All performances have a runtime of 45 minutes, no intermission, at various locations around Jersey City including: Berry Lane Park, Van Vorst Park, The Apple Tree House, Leonard Gordon Park, and Audubon Park.**

**Masks are required for all audience members. Reservations preferred to help assure social distancing.

Performance Schedule:

Friday, August 21, 2020 @ 7:00 PM – Berry Lane Park, 1000 Garfield Ave, Jersey City

Saturday, August 22, 2020 @ 7:00 PM – Van Vorst Park, 270 Montgomery St, Jersey City

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 @ 7:00 PM – The Apple Tree House, 298 Academy St, Jersey City

Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ 7:00 PM – Leonard Gordon Park, 3359 JFK Blvd, Jersey City

Friday, August 28, 2020 @ 7:00 PM – Audubon Park, 18 Audubon Ave, Jersey City

Runtime: 45 minutes. There will not be an intermission.

Recommended Age: 6+

Venues: Berry Lane Park, Van Vorst Park, The Apple Tree House, Leonard Gordon Park, and Audubon Park.

Tickets: All performances are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome, please make donations here:

Please RSVP at to better help Speranza plan for audience social distancing. Masks are required by all audience members.

For more information or to book a performance of Votes For Women at your school or community group, please contact Speranza’s Producing Artistic Director, Heather Wahl, at [email protected] or (201) 503-6194.

About Speranza Theatre Company
Speranza Theatre Company, a member of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, is a non-profit women’s theatre company focusing on the presentation of plays to live audiences. Founded to provide an opportunity for artists, particularly females, to share their voices through entertaining and challenging theatre, Speranza continues to meet this mission by presenting competitively priced professional theatrical performances, free readings of new works, and educational programming.

Sponsored by The Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, The Apple Tree House, and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs.