World Premiere #57: A Central Works Method Musical
Written in collaboration with Milissa Carey, Gary Graves, Gwen Loeb, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, Regina Morones, Vanessa Ramos, Radhika Rao, Renee Rogoff, Gregory Scharpen and Jan Zvaifler.
"Shout the revolution of women!"
1917: A diverse group of Suffragists is the fighting to gain the vote for women as the US enters World War I. Torn between loyalty to their political cause and loyalty to the war effort, these women each struggle to make difficult choices in a time of tremendous social upheaval. The personal pits each against the political in Strange Ladies - told with music from the period.
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the imprisonment of the "Silent Sentinels" in Occoquan Workhouse Prison. These women were arrested and sent to jail for picketing the White House and demanding the vote. Their brutal treatment and subsequent hunger strike forced the issue of Woman Suffrage into the national consciousness. It would be another three years before the 19th amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote.