Special Public Program

Sally Ride – America's First Woman Astronaut
An Historical Women Performance by Sheryl Faye

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
4:00 PM
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Sally Ride is glued to the classroom television as astronaut John Glenn blasts off into space.  "I want to do that," she quietly says to herself, only to be reminded that girls can't be astronauts.  They can't be shortstop for the LA Dodgers, either, another early aspiration, so she sets her sights on tennis, learning teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Her insatiable curiosity leads to a passion for science and children will join in Sally's discoveries through fun, interactive experiments, all of which they can perform again at home.  As she matures, she studies the wonders of the universe and finally, when girls can, she becomes America's first woman astronaut and a passionate advocate for STEM.  Her compelling story will ignite students' curiosity and inspire them to dream, dare and develop their own gifts and talents to the fullest.  This performance is appropriate for a grade K-5 audience, but all are welcome.

Ms. Faye attended Emerson College, where she received a BFA in acting.  She is currently touring eleven one-woman shows throughout the United States, performing for a variety of organizations.  Sheryl has received numerous awards for her stage and film work.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Joyce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This program is funded by a 2023 grant from the Watertown Community Foundation.