ANN at Arena Stage – July 25, 2019

Susannah Wellford, Running Start’s CEO & Founder, worked for Governor Ann Richards early in her career. She was an important role model and mentor to Susannah and to many others.

Running Start’s friend and award-winning actress Jayne Atkinson is starring in the upcoming production about former Governor Ann Richards’ life. ANN is written by Holland Taylor and directed by Kristen van Ginhoven at Arena Stage July 11 — August 11.

Jayne Atkinson teaching Running Start High School Program participants about public speaking June 2019.

Proceeds from tickets purchased by June 28th through Running Start for the Thursday, July 25th show will help train more young women to run for office.

Ticket sales to benefit Running Start are now limited — please email about availability. Those wishing to support our work to empower young women can make a tax-deductible donation at