AMERICAN RADICAL to Spotlight Women's Rights at Middlebury Actors Workshop
American Radical is an intimate and moving portrayal of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the founder of the woman's rights movement at Seneca Falls in 1848. American Radical uses Elizabeth Cady Stanton's own writings to reveal her humor, inner life and public battles.
MAW Artistic Director Melissa Lourie brought a staged reading of American Radical to THT last year, and was so impressed with the show that she decided to bring it back for a full production.
"Kate's performance is magical, and succeeds in making the audience feel like they are in an intimate conversation with this earthy, funny, moving visionary who began the fight for equal rights. We had a packed crowd in the little THT studio and the response was incredible. I want more people to be able to see this show and be inspired by this amazing woman. In our current political climate, it seems more important than ever to understand how far we have come."
Kate Redway, playwright and performer, says, "I was literally overwhelmed by the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's life as a mother of six and her extraordinary ability as a writer and her glorious sense of humor. I could not believe that I had never known of her contribution to women's rights, rights I have as a woman today. So I began to create a play based on her writings. That play is American Radical."
Kate Redway has appeared off-Broadway in the world premieres of NOTHING BUT BUKOWSKI at the Samuel Becket Theater, WEST MEMPHIS MOJO at Theater Four and MISSING PIECES at the Ensemble Studio Theater. Kate has also been seen in THEATERSPORTS at the West Side Arts Theater. She is a founding member of the sketch comedy group RUBBER FEET which has performed regularly at the Comic Strip in New York City. She is a stand-up comedian and appears regularly at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. She is also a professor of theater at William Paterson University. American Radical was co-written by Kate Redway and Stephen Rosenfield and is directed by Jane Mandel.
American Radical plays on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 5 at 2pm. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets and Information at 802-382-9222 or at townhalltheater.org.