WRITER | Shaina Taub (The Devil Wears Prada, Twelfth Night)
DIRECTOR | Leigh Silverman (Violet, Soft Power)
CHOREOGRAPHER | Raja Feather Kelly (A Strange Loop, Fairview)
MUSIC DIRECTOR | Andrea Grody (The Band's Visit, Tootsie)
FEATURING | Jenn Colella (Come From Away), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, Amelie), Nikki M. James (Book of Mormon), Hannah Cruz (Hamilton Natl. Tour), Ally Bonino (John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch), Grace McLean (Great Comet of 1812), Jaygee Macapugay (School of Rock), Nadia Dandashi, & more.
HISTORY | Participated in development readings/workshops of SUFFS since 2019, as the Alice Paul Standby, including a workshop with the Sundance Institute @ MASS MoCA in November, 2019.
SUMMARY | A musical event one hundred years in the making, SUFFS brings to life a complicated chapter in the ongoing battle for the right to vote: the American women’s suffrage movement. Written by and featuring one of the most exciting new voices in theater, Shaina Taub, this epic new musical takes an unflinching look at these unsung trailblazers. In the seven years leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, an impassioned group of suffragists—“Suffs” as they called themselves—took to the streets, pioneering protest tactics that transformed the country. They risked their lives as they clashed with the president, the public, and each other. A thrilling story of brilliant, flawed women working against and across generational, racial, and class divides, SUFFS boldly explores the victories and failures of a fight for equality that is still far from over.
The Public Theatre