Let it Flo! Theatrical Process and Production
Clay, Caroline Stefanie
Smiley, Leigh W
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Let It Flo! is a theatricalized imagining based on the real life of the late attorney, and feminist Florynce "Flo" Kennedy. It was borne out of my deep artistic need to understand the intersections between activism and identity. Kennedy's audacity, flamboyance, sharp tongue, and intellect were her currency in the world of 1970's racial and gender politics. In later years, Flo faces increasing anonymity among the very generation of women who benefitted most from her willingness to fight for their rights. This scholarly query is measured through the lens of Kennedy's life choice to walk the road less travelled as a free woman. Hers was a trajectory marked by verbal radicalism, personal triumph, contradiction, and ascension. As Flo faces her final transition, she fights to spur into action the current generation into a life of advocacy, equality, and authenticity.