The Agitators

The Agitators
Sep 21 – Oct 28, 2018

By Mat Smart
Directed by Signe V. Harriday
Historical Drama / Regional Premiere
Proscenium Stage
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Nothing changes if people are not talking about it. Young abolitionists when they met in the 1840s, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass were full of hopes, dreams and a common purpose. A fascinating story of a seemingly unlikely, yet true friendship – lasting 45 years from its beginning in Rochester, New York, through a Civil War and on to the highest halls of government. Great allies? Yes. And at times, great adversaries. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and, in doing so, they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history.

WHY GO? To experience the story of a deep friendship that changed the world yet poses questions that remain achingly relevant today.

WHO SHOULD YOU BRING? Your friend who is always ready to advocate for what she thinks is right and good.

“Stories help provide context and meaning for our lives and can inspire us to think more critically about how we fit into the world and what responsibilities we have to each other. Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass shaped our nation’s constitution and left an indelible mark on our past. The Agitators gives us the opportunity to explore their humanness.” – Signe V. Harriday


Director – Signe V. Harriday
Scenic Designer – Sarah Brandner
Costume Designer – Aaron Chvatal
Wig Designer – Robert A. Dunn
Lighting Designer – Michael P. Kittel
Properties Designer – Abbee Warmboe
Video Designer – Bill Cottman
Sound Designer – Christy Johnson
Dramaturg – Peter Rachleff
Assistant Dramaturg – Nyomee Fevrier
Stage Manager – Lyndsey R. Harter*
Assistant Stage Manager – Haley Walsh

*member, actors’ equity association

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