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A Women's Suffrage Splendiferous Extravaganza!: A Staged Reading of A New Musical
November 5th - November 6th, 2021 EST
Online sale ends: 11/05/21 at 6:00pm EST
The Lab at Alchemical Studios
104 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
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The Pleiades Project

Sishel Claverie

Kirsten C. Kunkle



Alexis Rodda

AnnMarie Sandy

Adrianna Mateo



Rocky Duval

Anneliesa Trethewey

Description
As the centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment approached in 2020, The Pleiades Project was inspired to create and produce a music-theater work in conversation with this milestone event in American history. With a generous grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and co-created by November Christine, Noelle McMurtry, and Caroline Miller, A Women’s Suffrage Splendiferous Extravaganza! (AWSSE!) was born, inspired by turn-of-the-20th-Century vaudeville.

In AWSSE!, our daring Maestra Impresaria and her dynamic troupe present, in a staged reading, the stories of the trail-blazing leaders and watershed moments of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. Through unique adaptations of suffrage propaganda, popular music from the Library of Congress Archive: Songs of Suffrage, and newly-commissioned songs from NYC-based composers Lacy Rose and November Christine, we endeavor to showcase the breadth and diversity within this eight-decade long struggle, including the pivotal contributions of suffragists of color, who have been continually marginalized and erased from our collective re-telling of the history of the women’s suffrage movement.

Join us on an exhilarating jaunt to celebrate, explore, and problematize this historic fight to win women the vote! By examining the intersection of the voices of American women of the past and women of today, we ask ourselves and our audience to consider how the fight for equality continues in this quest for the enfranchisement of all citizens in our democracy.

Items Not Allowed
Outside food and drink are not permitted.
Additional Information
Elevator access to the performance space at Alchemical Studios is available. The staff at Alchemical Studios are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as the entire staff and all performers associated with The Pleiades Project. Vaccines are required to attend AWSSE!, and proof of vaccination must be provided prior to entering the performance space. Masks and social distancing are required in all areas of Alchemical, and alcohol spray and hand sanitizer are available in every studio. It is important to note that performers in AWSSE! will be performing without masks.

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Event starts at 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

General Admission: $20.00

Age
All Ages

The Lab at Alchemical Studios<br> 104 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor<br> New York, 10011

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