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Author:Paula Kamen
ICWP Member?:Yes
Nearest Large City:Chicago
Play Title:Jane: Abortion and the Underground (excerpts)
Runtime:11-30 minutes
Synopsis:Suspenseful and timely drama about “the best-kept secret” in Chicago, “Jane,” an underground abortion service that operated from 1969 to 1973. This network, run by a feminist collective of mostly middle-class housewives and students, was the one safe alternative for about 11,000 Chicago women of all backgrounds. In all those years, “Jane,” which boasted no fatalities and operated in private apartments throughout the city, was well trusted by and commonly received referrals from police, university administrators, social work, clergy and hospital staff. Writing about play’s premiere production in fall 1999, Chicago Reader critic Kim Wilson said: “Everyone -- but women especially -- should hear this story.”
Max. Cast:3
Min. Cast:3
Theme:Underground abortion, pre-Roe
Web Page:http://www.paulakamen.com
First Name:Paula
Last Name:Kamen