DEEDS NOT WORDS
A radically inclusive and intersectional retelling of two Women's Suffrage Era satires: How the Vote Was Won & The Spirit of '76.
Director: Chelsea Anderson-Long
Performances February 8-16, 2019 at The Tank
As voting rights are being gutted and a women's right to choose is on its most unsteady footing in a generation, ETC. presents this evening of shockingly relevant Women's Suffrage Era satires. In the Pro-Suffrage How the Vote Was Won, working class Horace's world is turned upside-down when a household of lady-relatives arrive, demanding to be “supported”. Only when he is confronted with the idea of a future without women in the workforce does this anti-suffrage stalwart realizes the error of his ways. The Spirit of Seventy-Six; or, The Coming Woman, was written as anti-suffrage propaganda in the years after the Civil War, as the women's suffrage movement was gaining speed. It tells the “horrifying” prophecy of a future of female dominance, played for delicious irony. These plays are two hilarious examples of how theater can be used as effective tools to fight against encroaching civil rights violations.
ABOUT OUR CAST & CREW
Agatha Cole & Wolverine Griffin.