NCF participates in The Suffragist Project

From Sarasota Magazine .com, April 16, 2019

Florida Studio Theatre kicked off its 16-month long The Suffragist Project with an event Monday at its historic Keating Theatre—a building that producing artistic director Richard Hopkins reminded the audience was built originally to serve as a Woman’s Club, several years before women were granted suffrage in this country.

The project, a bi-county artistic commemoration of the upcoming 100thanniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, will include plays, performances, art exhibits, panel discussions, educational offerings and more throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. (Sarasota Magazine, for example, will hold its annual “Women of Influence” event at FST this July.) The project will culminate with the production of a new play at FST consisting of the best work created for the project.

More than 20 area organizations are involved in The Suffragist Project, including the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, the League of Women Voters, the Ringling Museum, New College of Florida, the Sarasota County Library System, female journalists of Sarasota and Manatee counties and students at Booker High School, to name just a few. It all builds to the production of the new one-act play that will take the stage at FST in the summer of 2020 and will then tour middle and high schools in a shortened version.

To learn more about The Suffragist Project, or to participate, contact associate director Meg Gilbert at mgilbert@floridastudiotheatre.org.

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