Out of Our Father's House

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

Short Play, Drama  /  3f

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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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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.
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Keywords

Feminism

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3f
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
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Cast Attributes

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

Casting Notes

Three actresses are meant to play all six parts.

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Authors

Paula Wagner

Paula Wagner

Daniel Schrier

Daniel Schrier

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Ruth Crawford Seeger

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 select ...

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Marjorie Lipari

Marjorie Lipari

Jack Hofsiss

Jack Hofsiss

OUT OF OUR FATHER'S HOUSE first appeared at the Lenox Arts Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. Directed by Daniel Schrier.

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