Selina Fillinger's new Broadway play POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive has partnered with seven, women-led non-profit organizations to create the POTUS Coalition, an advocacy group formed to support greater representation, fair elections, and accessible voter registration throughout the country at federal, state, and local levels.
The creation of the coalition and choice of partners were inspired by the show's seven leading ladies. Partners include Black Voters Matter, Center For Reproductive Rights, ERA Coalition, IGNITE, She The People, Supermajority Education Fund, and Vote Mama.
A celebratory rally for women will be held in Times Square (in Father Duffy Square located on 7th Avenue between 46th and 47th Street) April 27 at 12 noon with cast members Lilli Cooper, Lea DeLaria, Julie White, Suzy Nakumara, and Gisela Chipe. The event will be hosted by comedians Joyelle Nicole Johnson and Dana Goldberg, and will feature remarks from each of the partners.
"Through laughter, we come together. The POTUS Coalition is a group of real world leaders; kick-ass women who are amplifying, mobilizing, and organizing," said Level Forward CEO Adrienne Becker on behalf of the POTUS Producers. "The abundance of POTUS—its joy, its history-making Broadway run as the first all-women’s and women-led farce, and its smart and contemporary storytelling—provides this first-ever Coalition with an opportunity to explore the comedy of leadership, and the impact of art."
Audiences can support POTUS Coalition through the sale of select merchandise and the More To Talk About conversation series.
POTUS is a "modern farce," centering on a PR nightmare that befalls the White House as seven female support staff risk everything to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble. The cast also includes Vanessa Williams, Rachel Dratch, and Julianne Hough. Five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman directs the production, currently playing at the Shubert Theatre.
Register here to attend the rally.