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Massachusetts Cast Pool

Meg Fisher

Meg Fisher (LILLY LEDBETTER) has been singing since birth and has performed in many choirs, most recently with the Boston Cecilia. She has acted and sung in shows with a few local performance groups. She is an academic coach at Learn & Flourish and is in the process of earning her M.Ed. in special education at Lesley University.

Ancelin Wolfe

Ancelin Wolfe (GLORIA STEINEM, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT) played Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Catherine in Henry V, and Columbine in Aria da Capo when she was in college. For two summers she apprenticed at Boothbay Playhouse, Boothbay, Maine, playing Maud Mockridge in Dangerous Corner and Fedra in The Irregular Verb to Love. She has performed with the Trinity Square Repertory Company in Providence, playing Betty Parris in The Crucible. She has also appeared with The Barrington Players, Barrington, Rhode Island. Ancelin has been an active member of the Rhode Island Women’s Journal Writing Collective since 1981.

 Adrienne Williams

Adrienne Williams (SOJOURNER TRUTH, ROSA PARKS) is a founding member of women's a Capella singing group UMOJA. Performances include AIDS Awareness Day, International Women's Day, MLK birthday and Black History Month programs. They provided backup singing and drumming for Esaye Barnwell at Bill Sinkford’s final GA of his UUA presidency. She has acted in various shows, readings, recitations,  church services, colleges, coffee houses, folk festivals. She has been a teacher, private school principal, and national consultant.

 LibbyFranck

Libby Franck (ALICE PAUL, BETTY FRIEDAN) is a storyteller who presents programs featuring  folk tales and legends of strong women as well as heroines of history (e.g., Lady Agnes Frankland, Dr. Miriam Van Waters, suffragist Josephine Collins, poet Julia Ward Howe, and birth control reformer Mary Ware Dennett. She performs at arts centers,  libraries, schools, historical societies, museums, Civil War Encampments, the State House and MCI Framingham.

ShirleyRiga

Shirley Riga (SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT) has sung in choirs including WINGS, a women's performing choir of Western Massachusetts, the Threshold Choir of Orange County, Infinity at the Center for Spiritual Living of Newport Mesa, and First Parish Medfield. She played Zsa Zsa in Le Bistro Cafe and Mrs. Bridges in Operator. In her spare time, she is a sound healer.

Charlotte Eckler

Charlotte Eckler (SARAH GRIMKE) volunteers at Wiogora, a wizardry camp in Worcester, where she appears as both a phoenix and Professor Colmar Éclair, a 473-year-old witch who has lived through many phases of women’s history. She has a BA English/World Literature (UCLA), MA Journalism (Danube University, Krems, Austria) and has run Dream Coordination Office LLC, a translation and copyediting service specialized in artist books and catalogues and is also active as a multimedia/assemblage artist. 

Angie Niver

Angie Niver (MELANIE) has been active in theater, playing prominent roles in summer musicals through the Upton Recreation Commission. Angie performs musically (keyboard, solo and bands) and has had in mixed media art showings at the Alternatives Galleries in Whitinsville. She shares a birthday with the day that the 19th amendment was passed in 1920.

De Springer De Springer (ANNE HUTCHINSON, HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON) has performed the narrator in To Kill a Mockingbird, Mary in the play On the Verge, the Mayor’s wife in The Music Man, Gaby in the play Stonewall Jackson’s House, and various roles in A Christmas Carol. She has played two women from early American history, Hannah Dustan and Jane (Franklin) Mecom. Each October she performs original ghost stories at The Witch House in Salem.
Susan Stromgren Susan Stromgren (BILLIE JEAN KING) is a professional DogMa, and property manager for several private homes (think Downton Abbey's Carson). She is a happy member of the Larger Circle Band, and grateful member of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Medfield where she sings in the choir. Member of the Medfield Huddle. Nyanna Susan Tobin Nyanna Susan Tobin (MARY YOUNG PICKERSGILL) is a seasoned storyteller and keeper of ritual traditions. This is her first play and she is proud to be part of Thea's production.  She has always been an activist in all ways and likes walking and digging dirt.
 Carolyn Waters Carolyn Waters (ROSA PARKS) is a performing singer/ songwriter who fuses blues/roots/folk and other musical genres. She has been featured in the Boston Blues Society’s Ladies of the Blues Events, sharing the stage with the late great Shirley “Regal Queen of the Blues” Lewis, Lydia Warren, Lisa Marie and Diane Blue to name a few.  She has performed at the Homegrown Coffeehouse, the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, Serendipity, Beatniks, and many other venues in New England, New York, Maryland and Virginia.
 Maryann Ziemba Maryann Ziemba (SUSAN B. ANTHONY) teaches social studies at Millis High School.  She collaborated with Thea to bring WDIFY into her classroom.  Maryann is passionate about advocating for social justice, strengthening feminism, and empowering her students to be active citizens through civic responsibility.
Alison Galley

Alison Galley (RADICAL 60s, MARGARET SANGER) is a “radical” feminist and believes strongly in Sanger’s belief that women’s equality is based on reproductive freedom.  She’s an educator, parent, volunteer, and member of FPUU Church. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with this diverse group of women.”


Lucinda Davis Lucinda Davis (VIRGINIA WOOLF, BELLA ABZUG) has played Dr. Judith Kaufman in "An American Daughter," Pfeni in "Sisters Rosensweig," and Sophia in "Lend Me a Tenor" with the Spotlight Players. She’s been the costume designer for a local children's troupe for 11 years. By day, Lucinda is an Orton-Gillingham practitioner: it gives her great joy to work with children with language-based learning disorders, helping them become skillful and confident readers. She has a BA in Theater (UMass).
Susan Bernstein Susan Bernstein (MARY KAY ASH) is the volunteer coordinator at the Medfield Council on Aging and is a member of the Medfield Huddle. This is her first acting experience in any production. She was a drama mom for two daughters who are thrilled and somewhat surprised at her appearance in a play. Hazel Warniak   

Hazel Warnick (LILLY LEDBETTER) is thrilled to be part of We Did It For You. She performed in community theater in the Baltimore area, including H.M.S. Pinafore with Young Victorian Theatre Company and Bye Bye Birdie with Liberty Showcase, as well as numerous roles in a parlor theater group, Country Drama. Since moving to the Boston area she has performed with the Spotlight Players, sings with the Shir David choir and studies voice at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts. Hazel is a retired attorney and mediator/arbitrator.

 Christine Babson

Christine (White) Babson (VIRGINIA WOOLF, BELLA ABZUG) enjoys being "dramatic"  - whether as actress, crew member, marketing professional or Spanish teacher. Favorite roles include Lois Lane (It's a Bird..It's a Plane...It's Superman), Mrs. Pierce (My Fair Lady) and Mrs. Oxenham (Hot l Baltimore). Christine was a founding member of the now defunct Brookline Community Theater. She has sung in several choral groups, most recently as a member of the Charles River Chorale. Christine is delighted and proud to be part of this incredible show.

 Laurie Buchanan  

Laurie Buchanan (ANN HUTCHINSON, HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON) has played many roles in life, not limited to feminist, therapist, activist, environmentalist, poet, and artist. In theatre, she has enjoyed chorus roles in Tommy The Who and The Wizard of Oz, played Prissy Andrews in Anne of Green Gables (“Ye Gods!”), and embraced the lead role of Ann Pornick in Half a Sixpence. Much singing has been done, including busking in Harvard Square in the 80s, crooning on stage at the 1369 Jazz Club, and providing harmony vocals with a variety of bands. The frosting on all that cake was being a go-go dancer for The Band That Time Forgot; good times!

 Deborah Booker  

Deborah Booker (MARY KAY ASH) is a newcomer to Massachusetts, and this is her first venture into the world of theatre. However, she has been singing publicly for many years. Most recently, before her relocation from Colorado, she sang with the Windsor Community Chorale and the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Choir. 

 Carol Knell  

Carol Knell (BILLIE JEAN KING) was a member of the Grace Church choir in Newton and a history concentrator who wrote her thesis on the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society and the changing role of women in society. She is making her acting debut.