In 2014, I wrote the song, “Riveted” about the the generation of Women who were pushed out of their wartime jobs to make room for the returning WWII soldiers. Many of these women found themselves trapped in suburbs, at home, raising children alone, apart from extended family. Many of their daughters became the young women who participated in the Second Wave of the feminist movement during the late 60’s and 70’s. I was one of these daughters of a frustrated, suburban housewife.
After writing this song, I began to imagine it as a three generation play, depicting the issues that emerged between this “Rosie the Riveter” generation, their daughters, and the millenial generation of today’s women.
Fast forward 5 years, and I have now writen a full length musical by the same name, Riveted, including three acts, 10 songs and a cast of 10 or so singers/sctors.
The first public presentation of Riveted was a public staged reading via Playwright’s Platform on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 6 pm. As Short segment of this reading as available below.
Another public staged reading will occur at Club Passim on March 28, 2020. Doors open at 1 pm, the reading will begin at 2 pm.