What Kind of Woman
WHAT KIND OF WOMAN is a story of empowerment and the choices we make, for better or for worse. When aging lesbian feminist and lifetime ‘collector’, Nora gets a final opportunity to reconnect with her estranged son, she hires personal organizer and struggling actress Anne to whip her apartment into shape for his visit. But letting go of the past to make space for the present isn’t always straightforward. A play about women helping women.
While working as a personal organizer in New York City, playwright/actor Tanenbaum and her client uncovered twenty letters from women seeking abortions in the early 1970’s. Written to the landmark Women’s Health & Abortion Project in Chelsea, just blocks from the cell theatre, these pleas for assistance are the inspiration for this play.