19th Amendment Project


In collaboration with Arts Everywhere and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. UNC faculty-artists from drama, dance, music, and visual arts create interdisciplinary performances centered around the 100th Anniversary of the 19thAmendment, exploring women in politics. Four projects were chosen by a selection committee to be presented in this shared program and will go on to launch a new faculty performance series in 2020-2021.

Check out The State of Things interview with Heather Tatreau and LaToya Lain:


The Debate:
Collaborators: Heather Tatreau (Department of Exercise and Sport Science) and Tracy
Bersley (Department of Dramatic Art)

This dance-theater piece will use a series of duets and text to investigate how women in politics
have been characterized over the past 100 years – from anti-suffragette propaganda to current
female politicians portrayed as medusas in the media.

Playwright: Jacqueline E. Lawton (Department of Dramatic Art)
This play exposes the racial divide of the 19th Amendment by following an interracial family
where all the women were fighting for suffrage, but only half of them won the right to vote.

Sojourner Truth:
Artist: LaToya Lain (Music Department)
This one-woman show, comprised of song and spoken narrative, explores the effects and aftermath of the passage of the 19th Amendment as told by one of the most famous black participants in  women’s suffrage, Sojourner Truth.

Collaborators: Sabine Gruffat (Department of Art) and Bill Brown (Department of

This two-person, three-channel Live Cinema performance will incorporate original laser-etched
16mm film, a selection of archival 16mm film loops, and an original electronic soundtrack in order to survey and contextualize the 19th Amendment and to explore the past and present struggles of women to achieve political empowerment through the equal rights amendment.


Thursday, February 27th, 2020

7:30 pm

Friday, February 28th, 2020

7:30 pm



123 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

*Admission free at the door.

*$5 donation for advanced tickets.

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The Process Series

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Chapel Hill, NC   27514

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