Carol Emory and the Wingate Foundation
Ellen & Barry Levine
Leah & Neil MacNeil
BAY AREA PREMIERE
STARTS August 29
- In The News
- Program Notes
Can any woman really have it all? After grad school, Gwen built a family, Catherine a career. Twenty years later, each thinks the other chose a better life! Feminism takes a sharp look at itself in this hilarious new comedy from Gina Gionfriddo, author of Becky Shaw.
Rapture, Blister, Burn was a finalist for the 2013 Pulizer Prize.
Runtime: Approximately 2:10 including one intermission
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
Bay Area News Group
The Huffington Post
The San Francisco Examiner
EDGE San Francisco
The Daily Californian
LILLIAN BOGOVICH - Alice
MEGAN MCCLINTOCK* - Stage Manager
A(N INCOMPLETE) FEMINIST TIMELINE
Summarizing the history of feminism – even restricting discussion to the United States and focusing on the references in RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN – means leaving out innumerable important people and events. Nevertheless, here is an abbreviated guide through feminism’s so-called three waves: from the long battle for suffrage, to the reaction against postwar expectations of marriage and childrearing, to a postmodern and postcolonial perspective.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau publishes Émile, Or Treatise on Education.
Seneca Falls Convention launches the “First Wave” of feminism in support of voting rights and equality for women.
The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, granting women the right to vote.
The Equal Rights Amendment is first introduced in the United States Congress.
The birth control pill approved for contraceptive use in the USA.
Betty Friedan publishes The Feminine Mystique, a bestselling book that articulates the dissatisfaction many women feel with the life of a homemaker, and points out that women are as capable as men. The “Second Wave” of feminism is under way, addressing cultural and social as well as legal inequities.
Civil Rights Act signed into law.
National Organization for Women founded; Betty Friedan is first President.
Gloria Steinem testifies before the US Senate in support of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Gloria Steinem founds Ms. Magazine.
Equal Rights Amendment passes Congress, moves to the states for ratification. Phyllis Schlafly founds the Stop ERA campaign to prevent its ratification. The ERA remains unratified by the necessary 38 states.
Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court legalizes abortion in the US. Nancy Friday publishes My Secret Garden, a compilation of interviews with women about sexuality and fantasies.
Rebecca Walker coins the term “Third Wave feminism” which eventually comes to include meanings such as inclusivity to non-white and LGBT perspectives, new attitudes towards pornography and sex work, and a more postmodern understanding of feminism itself.
Carol J. Clover publishes Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film.
Dr. Phil publishes Love Smart: Find the One You Want—Fix the One You Got.