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Deeds Not Words

  • The Tank 312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor New York United States (map)


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.

Crediting Info:

How The Vote Was Won by Cicely Hamilton and Christabel Marshall

The Spirit of Seventy-Six; or, The Coming Woman by Ariana and Daniel Curtis

Chelsea Anderson-Long- Director/Co-Producer

Sarah Rosenthal - Assistant Director

Veronica Shea - Co-Producer

Tessa Ramirez-Keough- Stage Manager


Emma Antenen  - Scenic Designer

Matthew Solomon- Costume Designer

Ash Zeitler- Lighting Designer


Juan Cardenas---Gerald Williams, Madame Christine, Thomas Carberry

Hannah Karpenko---Ethel Cole and Mrs. Badger

Courtney McClellan---Winnifred, Maudie Spark, Judge Wigfall

Alysa Rambo---Agatha Cole and Wolverine Griffin

Veronica Shea---Lily, Molly, Victorine Wigfall

Clint Zugel---Horace Cole and Mr. Wigfall

Earlier Event: February 8
Women Screaming
Later Event: February 8
The Armory Improv House Teams