an exploration of citizenship by the WAM Ensembles
This Spring, WAM Theatre centered our Community Engagement work around the theme of suffrage and citizenship. This year marks 100 years since the passage of the nineteenth amendment to the constitution, which officially extended the right to vote to women across the United States. As a theatre company centered on gender equity and intersectional feminism, while we mark this anniversary, we also amplify the complex history of politics, power and marginalized groups in this country who are still fighting for full and unwavering citizenship, including people of color and migrant peoples.
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These pieces were created by WAM ensemble members while in social isolation all over our region. Collectively, they speak to the multifaceted dimensions of citizenship and hold space for a continued artistic dialogue.
The original art in this gallery includes personal reflections, calls to action, and reimaginings of American suffragists. The following explorations and meditations are evocative of the ensemble members’ individual research and experiences. The common thread is that they speak from the heart.
WAM invites you to take in this art, and we hope it inspires you to create your own.
This project is generously supported by grants awarded by Berkshire Bank, Feigenbaum Foundation, and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Arts Build Community initiative with funding from the Barr Foundation.