Performances

Schlesinger Library 75th Anniversary Celebration: A Performance and Discussion

A Schlesinger Library 75th Anniversary Event
The Suffragists

The Suffragists captures the power and passion of American women’s fight for the vote through song. Created by the acclaimed singer-songwriter Shaina Taub, the musical tells the story of the last decade of the struggle through the rivalry between Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul. Fighting opposition from elected officials and indifference—if not outright hostility—from the general public, suffragists were also driven by internal conflicts over strategy and priorities. Not willing to wait any longer, militant suffragists took to the streets to make their demands known. Taub’s musical gives voice to these women in ways that powerfully resonate in today’s political landscape.

The concert will be followed by a multidisciplinary panel discussion.

Please register and join us.

Free and open to the public. 


PERFORMANCE:

Cast

Alice Paul: Shaina Taub 
Carrie Chapman Catt: Jenn Colella 
Inez Milholland: Krysta Rodriguez 
Ida B. Wells: Erica Dorfler 
Lucy Burns: Samantha Massell 
Ruza Wenclawska: Stephanie Hsu 
Doris Stevens: Sarah Steele 
President Woodrow Wilson: Grace McLean 
Dudley Field Malone: Ally Bonino 

Team 

Book, Music and Lyrics: Shaina Taub 
Director: Leigh Silverman 
Music Director: Andrea Grody 
Producers: Jill Furman and Rachel Sussman 
Assistant to Jill Furman: Morgan Hoit

PANELISTS:

Moderator: Jane Kamensky, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Rabia Belt, assistant professor of law, Stanford Law School

Corinne T. Field, 2018–2019 Mellon-Schlesinger Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and associate professor of women, gender & sexuality, University of Virginia

Carol Oja RI '17, William Powell Mason Professor of Music, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Susan Ware, Honorary Women's Suffrage Centennial Historian, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study