Religious, Accused of Witchcraft, Witchcraft

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.***

Nuns/Religious Figures

Akka Mahadevi  (Hindu saint; Mystic; Poet; Emancipation of women)/Playwright: Paula Cizmar

Amma (Spiritual Master, Hugger)/Playwright: Yolanda Dorado

Bridget, St. (Saint)/Playwright: Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger

Cecilia, St. (Patron Saint of Music)/Playwright: Ash Sanborn

Christina The Astonishing (Saint)/Playwright: Kendra Augustin

Devorah (Judge of Israel, Biblical character)/Playwright Deborah Magid

Dymphna (Patron Saint of Mental Illness and Nervous Disorders)/Playwright: Kendra Augustin

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Theosophist, Spirit Medium, Religious Leader, Occultist, Spiritualist, Theologian)/Playwright: Ivan Faute

Hilda of Whitby (Abbess, Saint)/Playwright: Ian low

Hildegard of Bingen (Prophetess,Healer,Musician)/Playwright: Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger

Ignacia del Espíritu Santo (Nun)/Playwright: Marina Castiñeira Ezquerra

Jane Mooney (Activists, nuns)/Playwright: Robin Rice

Jemima Wilkinson (Prophet, Preacher)/Playwright: Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos

Kateri Tekakwitha (First Aboriginal Saint)/Playwright: Heather Forgie

Leah (Biblical Figure)/Playwright: Shellen Lubin

Lingzhao- “Chop Water”(Buddhist Sutras, Daughter of Chinese Buddhist Layman P’Ang)/Playwright: Merridawn Duckler

Mariana la Loca (False prophet, religious leader, cult leader)/Playwright: Beth Kander

Margaret Clitherow (English saint and martyr of the Roman Catholic Church)/Playwright: Judy Meiksin

Margaret Askew Fell Fox (Quaker, Founder Religious Society of Friends)/Playwright: Jessie Salsbury

Martha of Bethany (sister of Lazarus, single Jewish woman, disciple of Jesus)/Playwright: Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard

Mary Mother of Jesus (Jewish housewife, disciple of Jesus, mother)/Playwright: Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard

Mary of Bethany (sister of Lazarus, single Jewish woman, disciple of Jesus)/Playwright: Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard

Mary Magdalene (businesswoman, prostitute, disciple of Jesus, leader of early Christianity)/Playwright: Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard

Mary McGee (Activists, nuns)/Playwright: Robin Rice

Mother of disciple James* (mother, disciple of Jesus)/Playwright: Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard

Mother Amadeus Dunne(Ursuline Mother Superior, foundress of Montana Missions)/Playwright: Jamie Greenblatt

Olga of Kiev (Saint, Queen Regent) / Playwright: Elliot D Huxtable

Rachel (Biblical Figure)/Playwright: Shellen Lubin

Saint Monica (Mother, Saint)/Playwright: Erin Moughon

Salomé* (disciple of Jesus)/Playwright: Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard

Santa Teresa de Jesus (Saint, Mystic)/Playwright: Amaranta Osorio

Wilhelmina Heintz (Activists, nuns)/Playwright: Robin Rice

Accused of Witchcraft 

Judith Vavlet (Accused & Acquitted of Witchcraft)/Playwright: Virginia Woolf

Leonora Dori Galigai (Accused, Burnt at Stake, Princess, Epilepsy)/Playwright: Carol M. Rice

Lydia Gilbert (Accused & Hanged for Witchcraft)/Playwright: Virginia Woolf

Mary Barnes (Accused & Hanged)/Playwright: Virginia Woolf

Mary Staples (Accused)/Playwright: Virginia Woolf

Mercy Brown (Vampire, Urban Legend)/Playwright: J.S. Puller

Mercy Disbrough (Accused and Acquitted)/Playwright: Virginia Woolf

Witchcraft

Eleanor Cobham (sorceress, Duchess of Gloucester)/Playwright: Connie Bennett

Margery Jourdemayne (witch, aka “the Witch of Eye Next Westminster”)/Playwright: Connie Bennett

Marie-Anne Lenormand (Fortune-Teller)/Playwright: Rex McGregor

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