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Do No Harm

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DO NO HARM (A staged reading for Echo Theatre's ECHO READS SERIES)

Written by Anyika McMillan-Herod
Directed by Vickie Washington
March 17, 2020

This commissioned new work written by Soul Rep co-founder and Managing Director, Anyika McMillan-Herod, will receive a staged reading in collaboration with Echo Theatre’s ECHO READS series. The play will be performed in Houston at The Association of Practical Theology’s (APT) biennial conference in April 2020. Soul Rep will produce the world premiere of this new work during its 2020-2021 season. DO NO HARM is inspired by three enslaved women - Anarcha, Betsey, and Lucy - who are mentioned in “The Father of Gynecology” Dr. James Marion Sims’ autobiography. These young women, who suffered from vesicovaginal fistula, served as “guinea pigs” for the 19th Century physician who performed numerous procedures and surgeries on them with no anesthesia under the racist notion that black people did not feel pain.

$5 donations are welcomed at the door for the staged reading.

This play is appropriate for AUDIENCES AGES 13 AND UP.