'Most Dangerous Women' performance (Social Justice in the Arts and Media series)



The LAVA Center (324 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301, Greenfield MA)

also available on-demand for one week

A one-act version of the play by Jan Maher celebrating over a century of women the world over working for peace and justice, featuring the words and songs of scores of women activists and allies, including Jane Addams, Jeannette M. Rankin, Coretta Scott King, Helen Caldicott, Joy Harjo, Holly Near, Shirin Ebadi, Malala Yusafzai and Greta Thunberg.

Most Dangerous Women is performed by Caroline Fairweather, Nina Gross, Jean Devereux Koester, Kirsten Levitt, and EJ Worth. Written and directed by Jan Maher. Music Director: Laura Josephs.


Writer/director Jan Maher lives in Greenfield, MA with her husband Doug Selwyn where she is a co-coordinator of The LAVA Center. Her directing credits include Cascando by Samuel Beckett, featuring Joseph Chaikin (Empty Space Theater, Seattle, WA) and her own play Widow’s Walk which was a finalist in the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville 10-minute play contest and won Best of Week Four in Seattle’s New City Theater’s Directors’ Fest.


Part of LAVA's Social Justice in the Arts and Media series. Details on the series.

The play performances will be available both in-person and online. Reserve tickets for either for a donation of your choice ($5-$10 suggested; $1 minimum). Seating will be limited. Everyone who comes into The LAVA Center to see a play or presentation must show proof of Covid vaccination upon entry. Click here to reserve your space: https://thelavacenter.eventbrite.com

Major funding provided by the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and the Greenfield Cultural Council, with additional support from Deerfield Cultural Council, Montague Cultural Council, and Shelburne Falls Cultural Council. All cultural councils are local agencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.