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

Annie Besant-(Activist- Speaker-Political Leader)/Playwright Susan Merson

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

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (author, human rights advocate)/Playwright Robert Brophy

Barbara Demick, war correspondent, author, Beijing bureau chief for
L.A.Times, author, professor/Playwright: Glenda Frank.

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

Bettina Aptheker (Professor, political theorist, social change maker) Playwright: Roberta D’Alois

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

Charlotte Delbo (Writer, Activist, WWII Partisan, Concentration Camp survivor)/Playwright:  Susan Hansell

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

Concepcion’Connie’Picciott(Activist,Protester)/Playwright:J.Sanders-Nelson

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

Dorothy Day (Social Activist, Journalist, Novelist, Co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement)/Playwright: Nancy Irene Kelly

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

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Suffragist)/Playwright: Nancy Gall-Clayton

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

Emily Pankhurst -(Political Activist/Suffragette)/Playwright: Danielle Wirsansky

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

Florence Kelley ( translator, crusader,  consumer advocate) Playwright Amy Merrill

Frances Harper (Abolitionist, Suffragist, Poet)/Playwright: Charissa Menefee

Freddie Oversteegen (Revolutionary, Activist, Resistance Fighter)/Playwright: Mora V. Harris

Gerda Taro (Photo Journalist, Activist)/Playwright: Susan Hansell

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

Hannie Schaft (Revolutionary, Activist, Resistance Fighter)/Playwright: Mora V. Harris

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

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

Henrietta Vinton Davis (actress, international activist/organizer) / Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Huma Abedin (political aide,journalist)/Playwright Robert Brophy

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

Inez Milholland-(Suffragist, Attorney)/Playwright: Jill Maynard

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

Laura Pitter, war correspondent, human rights activist, senior advisor
to Human Rights Watch, lawyer/Playwright: Glenda Frank.

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

Marsha P Johnson (Gay rights activist, social justice advocate)/Playwright: Monique Hebert

Mary Ann Shadd Cary (Abolitionist, Suffragist, Educator, Editor, Journalist, Lawyer)/Playwright: Charissa Menefee

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

Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch (City Planner, Social Worker)/Playwright: Rex McGregor

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

Mary Edwards Walker (SurgeonforUnion Army,DressReformer,Suffragist,Abolitionist)/Playwright: Nancy Gall-Clayton

Matilda Joslyn Gage(Suffragist)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Millicent Garrett Fawcett- (Political Activist/Suffragette)/ Playwright: Danielle Wirsansky

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

Nancy Cunard (Publisher, Activist, Writer)/Playwright: Germaine Shames

Natalia Ponce de Leòn – (Human Rights activist)/Playwright: Diana Burbano

Nellie McClung (Suffragist, Feminist, Author, Politician, Social Activist, Canada, Alberta, Manitoba)/Playwright: Catherine Frid

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

Phoebe Pearl (Rockette, Political Activist, Women’s Rights) Playwright: Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich

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

Samantha Power (Journalist, American Ambassador to the U.N.  “moral
compass of American diplomacy,”  Diplomat, Human Rights Activist,
Academic, Author /Playwright: Glenda Frank.

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 Parker Remond (Abolitionist, Suffragist, Physician)/Playwright: Charissa Menefee

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

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

Sigridur Tomasdottir (Activist, Environmentalist)/Playwright: Natalie Osborne

Simone Weil (Author, Philosopher, Activist)/Playwright: Susan Hansell

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

Tess Ashplund (Activist) Playwright: Jessie Salsbury

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

Truus Oversteegen (Revolutionary, Activist, Resistance Fighter)/Playwright: Mora V. Harris

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (Nan), (activist, sister of Jawarhalal Nehru)Playwright:J.Lois Diamond

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