Created by Jocelyn Kuritsky
Season One: Victoria Woodhall
Written by Jonathan A. Goldberg
Directed by Donya K. Washington
Hosted by Parris Sarter
Launching Tuesday OCTOBER 27, 2020
Over one hundred women have made a run for it, but their stories are rarely heard. This new podcast series features the lives of the women who aggressively, voraciously and passionately sought to assume the highest office in the land-and lost. Part radio play, A Simple Herstory will feature an all-woman cast and is written and directed by notable American theater talent. A Simple Herstory is a warts and all look at the women, their ambitions, their drives, their ascents and their plummets. From outsiders to insiders, and outsiders again, these are the women who ran. For more information, visit www.asimpleherstory.com.
The first season of A Simple Herstory tells the story of the first woman to make a bid for the presidency-Victoria Woodhull. She ran in 1872, before women had the right to vote. Victoria was a suffragette, a labor advocate, a newspaper publisher, a stockbroker, an actress, a con artist and a spiritualist medium. Jocelyn Kuritsky, Jonathan A. Goldberg (The Fall of the House of Sunshine) and Donya K. Washington (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) team up to create the series' inaugural season.
Season One features Florencia Lozano (Rinse, Repeat) as Victoria Woodhull. David Poe is the inaugural season's Music Advisor and Jane Shaw is the Sound Designer & Technical Director.
A Simple Herstory will be available to download for free from The Tank's website.