Activism

If you would like more information specifically about producing one of our plays, please email 365womenayear@gmail.com with the historical woman and the playwright in the subject line.

***Our plays are loosely based on their historical counterparts.***

Activism

Alice Paul (Women rights,Suffragist)/Playwright: Thea Iberall

Ana Garrido (whistleblower at Gurtel case)/Playwright: Pilar G. Almansa

Angela Davis (Political Activist,Writer)/Playwright: Sandra de Helen

Angustias de la Guerra (Historian,California Missions, Mexican War)/Playwright: Jennie Webb

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (Activist,Abolitionist,Orator)/Playwright: Gabrielle Sinclair

Assata Shakur (Activist,Black Panther,On the run)/Playwright: Renee Rankin

Begum Hazrat Mahal (Rebel, 1857 rebellion)/Playwright: Julie Lyn Barber

Berta Cáceres (environmental activist, leader of the Lenca people, Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras )/Playwright: Sarah Tuft (2016)

Bertha Von Suttner, (née Countess Kinsky) (Peace Activist/Author/Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)/Playwright:Tee Schneider

Bree Newsome (Activist, Filmmaker)/Playwright: Connie Bennett

Bridget Moran (Social Worker, Author, First Nations)/Playwright: Sheree Bradford-Lea

Caroline Branham (Activist,Liberator,Enslaved to First Lady)/Playwright: Lisa Mammel

Carrie (Carry) Nation (Temperance Activism,Hatcheting Bars)/Playwright: Trish Ayers

Clara Barton (Founder of the Red Cross)/Playwright: Cindy Cooper

Corrie Ten Boom (Protected Jewish people during Holocaust)/Playwright: Linda Evans

Countess Markiewics(Revolutionary Nationalist,Freedom Fighter)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Dolores Huerta (Civil Rights,Labor Leader)/Playwright: Jennie Webb

Elizabeth Keckley (Civil activist,Author,Confidant to First Lady)/Playwright: Donna Latham

Ella Baker (Civil Rights Activist)/Playwright: Sandra de Helen

Ellen Craft (Escaped enslavement, Underground Railroad, Activist)/Playwright: Paula Cizmar

Ellen Gates Starr- (Activist,Social Reformer)/Playwright: Rebecca Burroughs

Emma Goldman (Anarchist,Activist,Speeches)/Playwright: Liza Case

Emma Willard (Education Activist)/Playwright: Emily Ball Cicchini

Esther Roper (Social Reformer)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Fannie Lou Hamer (Activist)/Playwright: Shellen Lubin

Gisa Peiper Konopka (Resistance Fighter)/Playwright: Cynthia L. Cooper

Godiva, Countess of Mercia (Activist, Humanitarian)/Playwright: Rex McGregor

Graceanna Lewis (Underground Railroad, Quaker, Abolitionist)/Playwright: Paula Cizmar

Gracia Mendes Nasi (Network to help Jews escape)/Playwright: Danielle Wirsansky

Haifaa Nour (Women’s Rights Activist) Playwright: Lisa H Jayne

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington (Suffragette and Irish Nationalist)/Playwright: Treasa Nealon

Harriett Forten (Purvis)– (abolitionist, suffragist)/Playwright: Charissa Menefee (2016)

Harriet Hanson Robinson (Activist, Child, Factory Worker)/Playwright: Caroline Turner Cole

Harriet Tubman (Resistance Fighter,Underground Railroad)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Helen Jones (Co-Founder Stoney Creek Society)/Playwright: Sheree Bradford-Lea

Ida B. Wells (Justice Crusader Against lynching)/Playwright: Leah Halper

Indira Gandhi (freedom fighter, the only female Prime Minister of India) Playwright: J.Lois Diamond

Jane Addams (Social reformer,Nobel Prize)/Playwright: Rebecca Burroughs

Jean Devente(Lesbian/Gay Rights Advocate)/Playwright: Carol Polcovar

Jeanne Cordova (LGBT activist)/Playwright: Elise J. Geither

Juliette Hampton Morgan (civil rights activist, librarian)/Playwright: J.Lois Diamond

Kamala Nehru (mother of Indira Gandhi, freedom fighter, women’s rights activist) Playwright:J.Lois Diamond

Kasturba Gandhi (Freedom fighter,Social Worker)/Playwright: Hemavathy Guha

Kate Kelly-(Sister Ned Kelly/Fighter against injustice/ Performer) /Playwright: R.Johns

Katoucha Niane (Model, Activist against female circumcision)/Playwright: LuLu LoLo

Lakshmi Bai (Freedom Fighter, India)/Playwright: Cindy Cooper

Lakshmi Pandit (Indian diplomat and politician, sister of Jawarhala Nehru and Indira Gandhi’s aunt) Playwright:J.Lois Diamond

Lily Ledbetter (Activist,Speaker)/Playwright: Thea Iberall

Liu-Wang Liming (Feminist, activist, journalist, educator)/Playwright: Glenda Frank

Lucy Parsons (Anarchist, Labor Organizer, Orator, Writer)/ Playwright: Barbara Corrado Pope

Lucy Stone (Abolitionist, Suffragist, Orator)/Playwright: Nancy West

Manuelita Saenz (Revolutionary,Liberator)/Playwright: Diana Burbano

Mao Hengfeng (women’s rights, workers’ rights)/Playwright: Rachel Baird Rudisill

Margaret More Roper (Women’s Education, Stood up to Henry VIII)/Playwright: Sheila Rinear

Margaret Sanger (Sex educator,Suffragist)/Playwright: Jenny Seidelman

Margaretta Forten– (abolitionist, suffragist, teacher, poet)/Playwright: Charissa Menefee

Mary McLeod Bethune (Educator, Civil Rights Activist)/Playwright: Lawrence Kessenich

Mary Tape (Civil Rights Activist)/Playwright: Geralyn “G.L.” Horton

Matilda Joslyn Gage(Suffragist)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Mother Jones aka Mary Harris Jones (School teacher, dressmaker, labor leader, civil rights activist)/Playwright: Samantha Vakiener

Olympia Brown (Abolitionist, Suffragist, Minister)/Playwright: Nancy West

Ona Judge (Enslaved, escaped)/Playwright: Donna Latham

Ophelia DeVore (Entrepreneur, Activist, Modeling Agent)/Playwright: Deneen Reynolds-Knott

Pauli Murray (Activist, Episcopalian Priest)/Playwright: Thea Iberall

Petra Kelly- (Activist, Feminist)/Playwright: Daniel M. Kinch

Phoebe Fraunces (Spy, Innkeeper)/Playwright: Michelle A. Patrick

Policarpa Salavarietta (Revolutionary, spy, seamstress)/Playwright: Diana Burbano

Pupul Jayakar( Indian cultural activist and writer) Playwright:J.Lois Diamond

Rani Lakshmibai (Revolutionary)/Playwright: Lauren Ferebee

Rosa Parks (Activist)/Playwright: Thea Iberall

Sampat Pal Devi (Vigilanti,Activist,Gulabi Gang)/Playwright: Lynn Marie Macy

Sarah Forten– (abolitionist, suffragist, teacher, poet)/Playwright: Charissa Menefee

Sarah Grimke (Abolitionist,Suffragist)/Playwright: Thea Iberall

Sarah Winnemucca (Paiute activist, educator)/Playwright: Dorothy Velasco

Sarojini Naidu (Freedom fighter, activist)/Playwright: Julie Lyn Barber

Sojourner Truth (Abolitionist, Activist,Former slave)/Playwright: Thea Iberall

Sophie Scholl (Student, Political Activist in Nazi Germany)/Playwright: Lisa Jayne

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (Women’s Education Advocate)/Playwright: Cynthia L. Cooper

Susan B. Anthony (Activist, Suffragist)/Playwright: Jess Eisenberg

Tennessee Claflin (Suffragette)/Playwright: Geralyn Horton

Tien Fu Wu (Activist)/Playwright: Geralyn “G.L.” Horton

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