OTG: Petticoats of Steel

A new black box theatre is one of the main elements in The Addy, The School of Performing Art’s new home on the 3rd floor of Proctors in Schenectady. The Addy also features a dance studio, media lab, orchestra rehearsal space and breakout classrooms. Photo taken Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

By Carolyn Anderson and Jill Rafferty-Weinisch 
Directed by Margaret E. Hall 

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment – Women’s Right to Vote! This powerful production allows students to experience the battles fought – and ultimately won – for womens suffrage told in the voices of the brave warriors who fought them as well as those who fought – and still are fighting – for civil rights for all. Petticoats of Steel uses primary sources to tell the true stories of the women, specifically those of the State of New York – Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (among others) – and the roles they played in gaining voting rights for all women of the United States of America. Recommended for grades 5 and up 
CC: American History, Social Studies, ELA, Women’s History