A fight is raging outside the trenches of WWI.
One in five Anzacs gets Venereal Disease
It can be fatal
One woman goes to war
Meet Ettie Rout:
Difficult, bright, brave.
Ettie put together one of the world’s first prophylactic kits. Outrageous!
She was adored by the men, but vilified back home
She died alone
But she wasn’t just difficult in her day, even today she is a very uncomfortable heroine…
Writer Janet Watson Kruse has collaborated with creatives Jane Woollard and Chris Thompson. With the help of Ettie’s biographer, Jane Tolerton, Coburg RSL, and the Centenary of Anzac we have developed a brand new show about Ettie’s life. We reckon it will be enjoyed by people who are interested in the ‘other’ side of history, in feisty women and challenging ideas.
We will add costumes, sound and lighting and mount it with the incredible support of Coburg RSL and Moreland City Council in 2019
HG Wells called her ‘that unforgettable heroine’ but her work protecting Anzacs has been suppressed for a century.
Ettie probably saved more lives than any other individual in WW1 but she barely rates a mention in Australia’s official War History:
You can help us change that.
The first and most important thing we are asking is that even if you’re not in a position to donate, that you click and share by using the tab above.
We have a working script. Now our show needs a great soundscape and lighting to really make it sing. Once we have sound and lighting design we will be in a good position to tour. We have been awarded an Arts Activation Grant by the City of Moreland. However we really need your help to pay for good design.
Our initial target is $2000, which will translate into lights, sound and costumes.
Our stretch target is $4000: We have some great support from City of Moreland, but this would help us honour the work of our fellow artists
And here’s the most wonderful thing: Donations to the ACF are tax deductible, with a receipt issued to you straight away.
We deeply appreciate the support of those we know and send our passionate gratitude to those arts angels we have not yet met.
Ettie probably saved more lives than any other individual in WW1
As our supporters at the RSL said to us; “It’s time her story was brought into the world”
Please help us do just that.