Suffragists From The Stage is a performance of pro-suffrage quotes that American actresses uttered during the fight for voting rights, a history lesson wrapped in a theatrical performance.
Produced by the New Perspectives Theatre Company, https://www.newperspectivestheatre.org/ , it premiered in June 2017 as an interactive series of presentations focused on the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in 2020.
Each program in the series includes general information about the movement, and highlights the contributions of Theatre Women across all disciplines in gaining the ballot.
Each piece includes “In Her Own Words” quotes and commentary from the women profiled, and an in-depth slide show that brings these people and places to life.
This last piece in the series highlights the contributions of African American women to the suffrage movement in addition to the efforts of Theatre Women.
This performance is funded in part by grants from the Cayuga Community Fund of Central New York and Humanities New York which were awarded to the Howland Stone Store Museum as part of its 100th anniversary celebration + 1 of the passage of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote and its dedication of Opendore.
Audience members are expected to adhere to all current Covid regulations regarding masking and vaccinations. Masks are required.