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Out of Our Father's House - Short Play, Drama

Out of Our Father's House

Eve Merriam, Paula Wagner, Jack Hofsiss, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Daniel Schrier, Marjorie Lipari

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Short Play, Drama

3f

ISBN: 9780573633263

Based on Eve Merriam's Growing Up Female in America
Arranged for the stage by Paula Wagner, Jack Hofsiss and Eve Merriam
Music by Ruth Crawford Seeger
Adapted by Daniel Schrier
Additional Music by Daniel Schrier and Marjorie L
This moving play is drawn from the diaries, journals and letters of women: a schoolgirl-- founder of the Women's Suffrage Movement, an astronomer, a labor organizer, a minister, a doctor and a woman from the Jewish ghetto. They are seen as they grow up, marry, bear children and face being ostracized…

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Description

Short Play

Drama

Period, Docudrama/Historic

Time Period - 1910s / WWI

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music

Interior Set

Period Costumes

TAGS

Feminism

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre

This moving play is drawn from the diaries, journals and letters of women: a schoolgirl-- founder of the Women's Suffrage Movement, an astronomer, a labor organizer, a minister, a doctor and a woman from the Jewish ghetto. They are seen as they grow up, marry, bear children and face being ostracized for wanting careers.
OUT OF OUR FATHER'S HOUSE first appeared at the Lenox Arts Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. Directed by Daniel Schrier.
Characters

CASTING

3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

Three actresses are meant to play all six parts.

ELIZA SOUTHGATE (1783-1809): schoolgirl
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON (1815-1902): founder of the Women's Suffrage Movement
MARIA MITCHELL (1818-1889): astronomer
"MOTHER" MARY JONES (1830-1930): labor organizer
DR. ANNA HOWARD SHAW (1847-1919): minister and doctor
ELIZABETH GERTRUDE STERN (1890-1954): in the Jewish Ghetto
Author(s)
Eve Merriam

Eve Merriam

EVE MERRIAM was a poet, playwright, director, and lecturer. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1916, she attended Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, Columbia University, and has has taught and lectured at many other institutions. Her first book, Family Circle (1946), was selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets by Archibald MacLeish. In addition to ... view full profile

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