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

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


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

Aurelia Browder (Civil Rights Activist)/Playwright: Jennifer O’Grady

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

Caroline Elizabeth (Thomas) Merrick (Pioneer, Suffragette, Temperance, Women’s Rights, New Orleans)/Playwright: Charlene A. Donaghy

Carrie Chapman Catt (suffragist, educator, founder of League of Women Voters)/Playwright: Lisa K. Winkler

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

Catharine MacKinnon (Radical Feminist, Lawyer, Legal Scholar, anti-pornography activist)/Playwright: Katherine Glover

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

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

Clara Brown (pioneer, businesswoman, community leader)/Playwright: Judy Meiksin

Clara Lemlich (union organizer)/Playwright: Susan Shafer

Claudette Colvin (Civil Rights Activist)/Playwright: Jennifer O’Grady


Constance Markievicz (Irish rebel, socialist, politician)/Playwright: Joan Bryans

Cornelia Sorabji (Lawyer, women’s rights activist)/Playwright; Christina Hamlett

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

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

Delia Larkin (Irish trade union organiser, journalist,actress)/Playwright: Joan Bryans (2018)

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 González (Activist, Mass shooting survivor)/Playwright: Connie Bennett

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

Emmeline Pankhurst (Political Activist, Suffragette)/Playwright: Ian Low

Esther Roper (Social Reformer)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Ethel Smyth (Composer, Suffragette)/Playwright: Ian Low

Fannie Lou Hamer (Activist)/Playwright: Shellen Lubin

Fannie Sellins (Labor Leader)/Playwright: Kathleen E, Downey

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

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Political activist,Educator,Black Nigerian feminist nationalist)/Playwright: Peggy Jones

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

Golda Meir (Activist, Politician)/ Playwright: Danielle Wirsansky

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 Stanton Blatch (suffragist)/Playwright: Lisa K. Winkler

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

Helen Hunt Jackson (Writer, Activist for Native American rights)

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

Helena Molony (Irish Republican,about activist) /Playwright: Joan Bryans

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

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

Ida Nudel (Former Refusenik and Activist)/Playwright: Jess Eisenberg

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

Jan Ruth O’Herne (former Japanese Comfort Woman, Dutch Australian human rights activist)/Playwright: Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen

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

Kathleen Brown (Suffragette)/Playwright: Rex McGregor

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

Kim Hak-sun (former Japanese Comfort Women & Korean Human rights activist)/Playwright: Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen

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.

Lee Yong-soo (former Japanese Comfort Woman and activist)/Playwright: Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen

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

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

Louise Day Hicks (Boston Anti-busing Spokeswoman, Lawyer, Mother, Congresswoman, Politician)/Playwright: Nancy Brewka-Clark

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

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

Luisa Capetillo (Labor activist)/Playwright; Christina Hamlett

Madres de Mayo (Madres Plaza de Mayo Asociación Argentina Madres Plaza de Mayo fundada en 1977)/playwright: Nadia Rosero

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

Marty Mann (Founder National Council on Alcoholism, early Alcoholics Anonymous pioneer)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Mary Louise Smith (Civil Rights Activist)/Playwright: Jennifer O’Grady

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

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

Mary Anne Duignan aka Chicago May (“The Queen of Crooks”)/Playwright: Joan Bryans (2018)

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

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

Mary Edwards Walker (Surgeon for Union Army, Dress Reformer, Suffragist, Abolitionist)/Playwright: Nancy Gall-Clayton

Mary Ware Dennett (suffragist)/Playwright: Lisa K. Winkler

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

Peg Holmes (Camp Counselor, Activist)/Playwright: Lolly Ward

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

Rose Schneiderman (Union Leader, Activist)/Playwright: Jess Eisenberg

Ruth Batson (Boston Civil Rights Activist, Mother, Feminist, Political Candidate, NAACP Official)/Playwright: Nancy Brewka-Clark

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

Susie McDonald (Civil Rights Activist)/Playwright: Jennifer O’Grady

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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