Rosie Presents! Sign My Name To Freedom!
Rosie Presents! is back with the next installment showcasing San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company's world premier of "Sign My Name to Freedom: The Unheard Songs of Betty Reid Soskin"!
This will be a FREE and VIRTUAL program where Rosie the Riveter Trust will sit down in discussion with creative members of the upcoming musical on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2024 at 6:00PM PST.
Fill out the form to register and don't miss this amazing opportunity!
About the musical: How do you chronicle 102 years of life? Flood survivor, racial integrator, World War II defense worker, business owner, activist, revolutionary, songwriter, and… park ranger? Bay Area icon Betty Reid Soskin has survived it all. In this World Premiere musical based on her life, acclaimed playwright Michael Gene Sullivan weaves Soskin’s original music in and out of dialogue between The Four Bettys - Little Betty, Married Betty, Revolutionary Betty, and Ranger Betty as they take us through a century of the Negro, Colored, Black, and African-American experiences of this amazing woman.
Can't get enough Betty?! A documentary is also in the works!
Sign My Name to Freedom is a feature documentary about Betty, her lost music and her family's experiences confronting racial segregation in California's Bay Area. The majority of the film was shot over four years from 2016 through 2019, and the project is currently fundraising to edit the movie.
Rosie the Riveter Trust will get to share samples before you can see the feature length documentary, so stay tuned!