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                            - Diane von Furstenberg
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Seven is a groundbreaking work of documentary theater that captures the remarkable lives of a diverse and courageous group of women leaders from around the world.

A collaboration by seven award-winning female playwrights, the play is based on personal interviews with seven women in the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network who have triumphed over enormous obstacles to bring about major changes in their home countries of Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, and Cambodia.
“The lives of these women provide a portal through which audiences will be able to experience a diversity of cultures while bearing witness to the varied way in which individual women have overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles to justice and freedom.” —Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

International Women's Month!

SEVEN now first on list of recommended publications by DPS this month. See Dramatists Play Service.


March 27: SEVEN in Riga, Latvia organized by local women's rights organizations and attended by the Swedish Queen.


March 11:  7 NATO Generals read the parts of the women in SEVEN. See

video on Facebook. Link on front page of website!



March 10 : SEVEN in Dhaka (in Bangla translation) read by 5 ambassadors and 2 U.N. heads of missions.



In Ireland a first for SEVEN


KABOSH performances of SEVEN on Friday, 7th of March in The Great Hall, Parliament, Belfast N.I. at 8 PM

SEVEN on Saturday 8th March The Guildhall, Derry. NI at 8 PM







A video from Rabat made by a talented highschool student, Jacob Hammargren:
See reviews from Istanbul May 2012 performance:

News & Performances:
SEVEN in Autumn of 2013, October through November
performed in Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia & Serbia. 
 See Hedda Krausz Sjogren Facebook Seventheplay: on Tour
SEVEN at the Nobel Institute with Hedda Sjogren in a presentation on September 14, 2013. SEVEN in Rabat, Morocco. Performances (in French and Arabic)  September 2013. 
Abroad: Hedda Sjogren with the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Embassy in AFGHANISTAN performing
SEVEN  translated to Dari.  See the following for more:
New Delhi, INDIA, SEVEN at a conference, February 23, 2013
SWEDEN: SEVEN readings at highschools of Eskilstuna in March and May.  A reading at the Gothenburg Swedish Church in March and in Stockholm a reading with the well-known Iraqi female chorus "Birds of Tigris"  in April, 2013
MOROCCO:  In Rabat, a reading of SEVEN in Arabic & French. It will be much like the Amman event (see video below)
SEVEN in Amman, Jordan in October, 2012
See video in Jordan  http://vimeo.com/44450452
SEVEN  in TOKYO, Japan  at the Woody Theatre, Nakameguro, Tokyo  November 2 & 3, 2012  By Theatre Classics.  For tickets  tcrep2007@yahoo.co.jp
For more information about "Project SEVEN Japan" contact  riho.mitachi@nifty.com   
International Women's League for Peace  and Freedom  performs SEVEN on May 21, in Stockholm. Disarmament Day in Sweden

See:  http://www.sevenwomen.se/en/?p=1068&preview=true

Readings of SEVEN in Serbian October 21 and October 25, 2011 in the cities of Kragujevac and Belgrade by local institutions in collaboration with the Swedish Institute

SEVEN has been translated into Russian in preparation for a  performance at the Swedish Institute in St. Petersburg to start a Conference on gender-based violence. Marina Pisklakova-Parker will participate.

SEVEN is performed at the Istanbul Theatre Biennial of 2012 on May 16  (in Turkish)
Riksteatern has invited the playwrights of SEVEN
to speak on a panel about the play post performance at the Kenter Theatre, Istanbul.

(Thus far SEVEN has been translated into French, Swedish, Spanish, Serbian, Russian, Turkish, Finnish, Arabic , Japanese and more and is now in over 20 languages)
        SEVEN  IN THE USA:
UPCOMING: BENEFIT for Women's International Theatre magazine at the Cherry Lane Theatre June 2 . More information at theatrewomen.org  
SMITH, Mt. Holyoke College and Simmons host Women in Public Service Institute and students will perform SEVEN on May 31 and June 1 (the latter for 50 delegates from war-torn countries). Both perfomances will be at Smith College
SEVEN at the University of Michigan in January, 2014
SEVEN performed by Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga, TN
SEVEN performed at University of Maine, Orano, ME
SEVEN performed by Stray Kats Theatre Company at Edmonton Town Hall in Newtown, Connecticut on April 28, 2013 at 2 P.M.  The performance introduced by First Selectman Pat Llodra. The assembled cast of women consists of actresses, a writer, a  doctor, an attorney and other prominent women. www.StrayKatsTheatreCompany.org
Butler  Theatre in collaboration with Phoenix theatre  performs SEVEN in Indianapolis, Indiana in September, 2012 and the monologues of SEVEN (JOURNEYS) in the spring of 2013 as part of a theatre festival.
SEVEN  2/23/2012- 3/10/2012  produced by Pygmalion Productions, at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center ,Salt Lake City, Utah.
SEVEN : Art at Work for Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Southern California , March 21, 2012, 7:00 pm at the Bovard Auditorium, University Park Campus, admission free.  Bovard seats 1300 people and SEVEN will be performed by professional  actors, directed by Lora Zane, and the performance will be followed by a discussion moderated by faculty from Political Science, Gender Studies, Sociology and Chicano Studies Departments. Many events surround this performance.
The website for further information is: http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/893774

SEVEN  performance by Hostos Repertory Theatre Company at Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY on March 21, 2012