Fannie Lou Hamer: Speak On It!


Pillsbury House Theatre presents two virtual readings of Cheryl L. West’s electrifying Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!, an abridged version of West’s play Fannie. The readings will be held on Zoom on Thursday, October 29th and Sunday, November 1st at 7 PM.

Photo by Ken Thompson, ©The General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, Inc. Used with permission of Global Ministries.

Featuring beloved local actor and singer Regina Marie Williams, this timely call to action is inspired by the life of famed civil and voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. The dazzling one-woman show uses storytelling and music to inspire hope in the face of adversity, to remind us that we all have a stake in the future of this country, and to get out the vote!

Following the readings, Director Signe V. Harriday will lead a discussion featuring Pillsbury House Theatre Co-Artistic Director Faye Price.


Fannie Lou Hamer: Speak On It!
Adapted by Cheryl L West from her play FANNIE

Directed by Signe Harriday

Starring Regina Marie Williams

Virtual Readings October 29th and November 1st at 7 PM

Reading: 45-minutes | Discussion: 20 minutes

Kellie Larson | Scenic Design
Peter Morrow | Sound design
Katie Deutsch | House Tech
Elizabeth R MacNally | Stage Manager.

FANNIE LOU HAMER, SPEAK ON IT!  is produced by special arrangement with BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 West 44th Street, New York,  NY  10036. Originally commissioned and developed by The Goodman Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre


To attend the virtual reading, purchase a ticket at All tickets are pick-your-price, with a $5 minimum and a $15 suggested donation. Ticket holders will be emailed a link to join the Zoom reading half an hour prior to the start time.



Full Credits

Signe V. Harriday - Director Regina Marie Williams - Fannie Kellie Larson - Scenic Design Peter Morrow - Sound Design ...
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Post-Show Discussion Guests

Deborah Watts Deborah Watts is a Till Family Member, a cousin of Emmett Till, an author, a motivational speaker, and a justice ...
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Signe V. Harriday

Signe V. Harriday (Director) Signe V. Harriday is a director, multidisciplinary artist, and performer. She is co-founder of MaMa mOsAiC ...
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Regina Marie Williams

Regina Marie Williams (Fannie) Regina Marie Williams was last seen on stage at Theatre Latte Da as Mama in Chicago ...
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