The Suffrage Project

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.  

WELCOME TO OUR VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

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.

Join us for a FREE Virtual Gallery Opening!
Sunday, July 26th at 3pm.

Virtual Exhibit

Interested in learning more about prompts that lead to the exhibit? Click HERE

Video editing by Molly Weinberg and Lia Russell-Self.

If this art project has inspired you, please donate to WAM Theatre TODAY so more voices from our community can be heard and amplified.

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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.

Special thanks also to our community partners on THE SUFFRAGE PROJECT: Berkshire Museum, The Foundry, BRIDGE’s Women to Women Group, and Soldier On!