Alexander Black House |
May 2, 2020 at 10:00am
“Performing History: Women and the Vote”
A civic and cultural initiative to celebrate the centenary of the Nineteenth Amendment
The year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.
Students from Virginia Tech and Radford University, enrolled in the "Performing History: Women and the Vote" class, will present a devised theatrical work that explores the history of the women's suffrage movement in the United States through selected texts from suffrage plays, songs, and speeches. It will take place at the Alexander Black House House (a Victorian home that is now a museum) in Blacksburg.
Small groups of audience members will move from room to room to experience the various scenes, songs, and speeches.
This project has been made possible through the generous support of the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech, the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities, the Department of Theatre and Cinema at Radford University, the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, and the Virginia Tech Departments of English, Religion and Culture, and Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management.
A special thank you to the Alexander Black House and Cultural Center for hosting this event.