Voices of a People's History of the United States

By Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove

Directed by Casem AbuLughod

This project is a fundraiser for Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative in Madison, Wisconsin.

Voices of a People’s History of the United States seeks to bring to light little known voices from U.S. history, including those of women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and laborers. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past — and present — we work to educate and inspire a new generation of people working for social justice.

The goal of Voices of a People’s History of the United States is to encourage civic engagement and to further history education by bringing the rich history of the United States to life through public readings of primary-source materials.

Producers: Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, Colin Gillis
Director: Casem AbuLughod
Assistant Director: Brandon Barwick

Produced by Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: July 12-14, 2012

Performance Times: There are 4 total performances, all on the same weekend. All performances will be at Broom Street Theater (1119 Williamson Street) on the following dates/times:
Thursday, July 12th at 11:00pm
Friday, July 13th at 11:00pm
Saturday, July 14th at 4:00pm
Saturday, July 14th at 11:00pm

Ticket Prices: Around $10 (ticket price is not yet solidified)

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Rainbow is seeking 15 to 20 individuals to perform in their production of "Voices of a People's History of the United States" at Broom Street Theater.

If you are unable to participate in all the performance dates, please still come and audition, there may be some flexibility in casting. No previous acting or performance experience is necessary in order to audition. Auditions will be held the following dates/times:

Wednesday, May 23rd from 7:00pm to 8:45pm (Pinney Branch Library)
Thursday, May 24th from 7:15pm to 8:45pm (Pinney Branch Library)

Tuesday, May 29th from 6:00pm to 7:45pm (Hawthorne Branch Library)
Wednesday, May 30th from 6:00pm to 7:45pm (Hawthorne Branch Library)

Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

If you have any questions about anything, please contact either Casem at (262) 483-5604 or Brandon at (608) 312-8134.