19th Amendment Project Series

October 24th - November 1st  | $22

The 19th Amendment Project is a collection of short plays all written by women and/or non-binary playwrights celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and its ongoing impact in our world and politics of 2020. These plays were presented at the Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh, NC earlier this year and Mad Cow Theatre is bringing them to Orlando and the ever-expanding virtual audience. 

12 short plays will be featured over 4 scheduled performances from playwrights: Clare Bayley, Susana Cook, Kelly Doyle, Jennifer Natalya Fink, Magdalena Gomez, Tamara Kissane, Carrie Knowles, Deb Margolin, Ruth Margraff, MJ Perrin, Elaine Romero, and Ariel Zetina.

This series package grants you digital access to all 4 performances.

How it works: First you must purchase access here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance(s) via email. 

 

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19th Amendment Project | October 24th

October 24th | 1:00PM | $6

The 19th Amendment Project is a collection of short plays all written by women and/or non-binary playwrights celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and its ongoing impact in our world and politics of 2020. These plays were presented at the Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh, NC earlier this year and Mad Cow Theatre is bringing them to Orlando and the ever-expanding virtual audience. 

Voter Registration Drive by Susana Cook 
Eva is helping women register to vote when she gets stuck in an elevator. To help her through this traumatic event, she recalls what the suffragettes in 1910’s went through.

Behold: Colored and Woman Inconceivable by MJ Perrin 
It’s been a long-held belief that the women in Mace’s family go insane. Mace’s mother believes that the cause is a cursed, old hand-me-down chest; she is determined to get rid of it while Mace is compelled to keep it. Regardless of one’s perspecKve, a treasure or a curse, Mace is certain that the women in her family are its guardians, willing to sacrifice their sanity protecting the history preserved inside.

Thunderclap by Tamara Kissane 
Parents Rachel and Jake are stoked that their daughter, Alice is now 18 and can vote, but she doesn’t believe that her vote will actually help.


How it works: First you must purchase access here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance(s) via email. 

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19th Amendment Project | October 25th

October 25th | 7:00PM | $6

The 19th Amendment Project is a collection of short plays all written by women and/or non-binary playwrights celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and its ongoing impact in our world and politics of 2020. These plays were presented at the Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh, NC earlier this year and Mad Cow Theatre is bringing them to Orlando and the ever-expanding virtual audience. 

Bitter Flower by Jennifer Fink 
Follows the relationship of two major figures in the suffrage movement, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Jane Addams, and the fault lines of black and white feminists that continue to the present day.  Content Warning: death, racism, abuse

LOST MUSIC FROM THE HEART OF EVERYTHING (a suffrage aria for Amelia Himes Walker) by Ruth Margraff, music by Kamala Sankaram
This aria describes the struggle Amelia Himes Walker faced to gain voting rights for women. It follows her arrest, her time in a labor camp, and her hunger strike.

A Sentiment by Elaine Romero 
Set in 1848, the night before the signing of the Declaration of Sentiments at Seneca Falls, Lucretia Mott, a social reformer, pleads with her husband of the importance for women to fight for their rights to equality.

 


How it works: First you must purchase access here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance(s) via email. 

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19th Amendment Project | November 1st | 1:00PM

November 1st | 1:00PM | $6

The 19th Amendment Project is a collection of short plays all written by women and/or non-binary playwrights celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and its ongoing impact in our world and politics of 2020. These plays were presented at the Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh, NC earlier this year and Mad Cow Theatre is bringing them to Orlando and the ever-expanding virtual audience. 

The Tender-Hearted by Clare Bayley 
Ellen is leaving her rural home for the day to go into town and march at the Women’s rally, her husband, Tobias, has other plans for her.  Content Warning:  gun and animal violence

Inalienable Rights by Deb Margolin
A woman goes to her local precinct to vote before she has to pick up her daughter; but as soon as she gets into the voting booth, something strange happens.  Content Warning: profanity, sexism.

Ladies Are Waiting (LAW) by Carrie Knowles 
King Arthur is shocked when his wife, Guinevere, is planning a council known as the L.A.W, to help create equality for all the women in the kingdom.


How it works: First you must purchase access here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance(s) via email. 

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19th Amendment Project | November 1st | 7:00PM

November 1st | 7:00PM | $6

The 19th Amendment Project is a collection of short plays all written by women and/or non-binary playwrights celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and its ongoing impact in our world and politics of 2020. These plays were presented at the Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh, NC earlier this year and Mad Cow Theatre is bringing them to Orlando and the ever-expanding virtual audience. 

Gerrymanderia, or The Miss Earth Vacancy in the Miss Universe Pageant System by Ariel Zetina
Gerrymanderia is competing for The Miss Earth Vacancy title in the Miss Universe Pageant System and urges the viewers at home to vote for her; meanwhile two women at home are struggling to cast their votes.

Apartment 19: An Allegorical Play by Magdalena Gomez
Set in present day New York City, Magdalena Gómez writes an allegory on the erasure of Women of Color from suffrage and feminist history as told by two Afro-Latina characters.  Content warning: some profanity, mention of sexual assault.

She drove me to town hall when I turned 18 so I could register to vote by Kelly Doyle 
A ten minute speech on privilege for the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. 


How it works: First you must purchase access here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance(s) via email. 

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Dear Anita Bryant by Ronni Sanlo - A Virtual Play Reading

Thursday, October 22nd | 7:00PM EST | Free*
*$10 suggested donation


Dear Anita Bryant is a memoir, a true story with a wide arc and an extremely relevant anchor. It makes the viewer ache, despair and rejoice and ache again, in waves and moments very familiar to each person who grew up during those years. And in the most unique moment at the end, the audience is brought to a place of forgiveness... the ending everyone needs.

How it works: First you must register for the reading here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance via email. 

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Last Will by Kimberly Dixon-Mays - A Virtual Play Reading

Friday, October 23rd | 7:00PM EST | Free*
*10 suggested donation

Lawrence John Elston, a white male author in his 60s famous for writing children’s books celebrating black children, is now dying and looking to appoint a head of his library and foundation. Libby is a Black female doctoral student desperate to convince Elston to give her that job. They jockey for power over not only Elston’s literary legacy, but also his life story. One of them wins, but everyone winds up wounded by a battle that started long before they met.

How it works: First you must register for the reading here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance via email. 

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Ghost Story by Lia Romeo - A Virtual Play Reading

Saturday, October 24th | 7:00PM EST | Free*
*$10 suggested donation

Lydia’s just looking for a one-night stand, and so she’s brought a cute guy home from the company holiday party. But now things keep getting in the way. Like the fact that they could hardly be more different (she’s forty, he’s twenty-eight; she’s black, he’s white; she’s a New Yorker and he’s from the Midwest). And the fact that he’s still not over his ex. And the fact that her apartment might very well be haunted. A play about ghosts – both literal and otherwise – and the ways we try to move forward.

How it works: First you must register for the reading here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance via email. 

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Dark Skies by Katie De Bari

Sunday, October 25th | 3:00PM EST | *Free
*$10 suggested donation
 

Using the myth of Cassiopeia and her daughter Andromeda, remixed and retold in the context of climate change and changing concepts of co-existence, this piece is a work-in-progress developed with the talented cast.

How it works: First you must register for the reading here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance via email. 

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Mad Cow Theatre's Cow-O-Ween

October 30th | 7:00PM
Join us as we celebrate the season with a night of eerie entertainment as Mad Cow presents Cow-O-Ween on October 30th! A brand-new completely virtual (and free) event that’ll be sure to put some fright in the fun. The night will be packed with ghoulish games, a boo-tiful band, a creepy costume contest, and a spook-tacular show!

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