Gladys the Riveter:
World War II Home Front Heroine
Teresa Bachman’s aunts worked at the Boeing airplane plant in Wichita during World War II. Her interpretationn of the mythic Rosie the Riveter is based on their stories and a study of the realities of factory work and the World War II home front in general. Gladys, by treating the audience as “new hires,” helps us understand the challenges (large gloves, overly friendly supervisors, exhaustion, child care) and pleasures (great pay, after-work recreation, helping in the war effort) of doing “men’s work” in the 1940s.
"A timely topic interpreted with humor, poignancy, and intelligence."
Teresa Bachman has been selected for the Kansas Arts Commission's Touring Artist Roster for fiscal years 2005-2007. Qualified organizations may apply for funding assistance at arts.state.ks.us/programs.html
Fee: $300 plus travel
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