When She Became Me

Created by Elizabeth Horab

An ensemble-based production comprised of real stories from women who had abortions before and after Roe v. Wade; created by a woman whose mother worked at the only abortion clinic in North Dakota in the 1990s.

Elizabeth Horab, creator-director of When She Became Me, interviewed and surveyed woman over the last 4 years while writing this play, which contains real women's stories of abortion from before and after Roe v. Wade. These stories; in combination with Elizabeth's experience growing up with her mother volunteering at, working at, and then running the only abortion clinic in ND during the 1990s; come together to create an in-depth sharing of what it means to have an abortion. This play inspires the audience to speak to their family and friends about this very common experience.

When She Became Me made its world premiere with the 2016 MN Fringe; August 5-14. 

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"...women want to tell their stories and be heard. When She Became Me gives them a space in which to do so." 

  

         -Review of the 2016 MN Fringe performance from Cherry and Spoon

About the Play:
Boulder Reading-Fundraiser

Boulder Reading-Fundraiser

A rehearsal for the Boulder Reading-Fundraiser meant to raise money for the MN Fringe Festival premiere this summer. Reading utilized local Boulder performers. Rehearsal at Nalanda Campus, Naropa Univerity, Boulder.  Pictured L-R: Kate Moore, Elaine Spivey Niesen, Jane Shepard, Maureen Cassulo, Sandy Hale, Audrey Gunn, Jackie Vanderbeck DiSalvo, Victoria González, Leslie Grasa, Jessie DePasquale,Teresa Veramendi, Monica Photo Credit: Elizabeth Horab

Teching before opening night.

Teching before opening night.

Pictured: Tacye Pearson Photo by: Elizabeth Horab Location: U of M's Rarig Center Thrust Stage, Mpls, MN

Production Photo

Production Photo

2016 MN Fringe Festival Minneapolis, MN Pictured: Elizaveta Gorkova, Laurie Beth Fitz, Paige Greenwood, Amy Salloway Photo Credit: Britleigh Wedding Photography

Production Photo

Production Photo

2016 MN Fringe Festival Minneapolis, MN Pictured: Anne Howard (front), Amy Salloway, Paige Greenwood Photo Credit: Britleigh Wedding Photography

Connections Radio Show AM950 7/30/16

Connections Radio Show AM950 7/30/16

Pictured (L-R): Jennifer Aulwes (Planned Parenthood's Communications Director of MN, ND, SD), Elizabeth Horab (Director/Creator) Tacye Pearson (lead performer), Deborah Dopp (performer), Elizaveta Gorokova (performer) Photo taken by: Laurie Beth Fitz, Connections Radio Show Host on AM950 -our Media Sponsor, and cast member.

Rehearsal

Rehearsal

Pictured (L-R): Paige Greenwood (performer), Madelinekarita Fleming (performer), Elizaveta Gorkova (performer), and Laurie Beth Fitz (performer) Photo by: Elizabeth Horab

Rehearsal

Rehearsal

Pictured (L-R): Elizaveta Gorkova (performer), Paige Greenwood (performer), Madelinekarita Fleming (performer) Photo by: Elizabeth Horab

Rehearsal

Rehearsal

Pictured (L-R): Rhoda Reighard (performer), Deborah Dopp (performer) Photo by: Elizabeth Horab

Connections Radio
on AM 950 was When She Became Me's Media Sponsor for the 2016 MN Fringe Festival
Teching before opening night.

Pictured: Tacye Pearson Photo by: Elizabeth Horab Location: U of M's Rarig Center Thrust Stage, Mpls, MN