woman dressed as Susan B. Anthony

Hannon Library presents Susan B. Anthony Says a Word, a 45-minute solo play written and performed by Miriam Reed and directed by Terri McMahon (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Costumes by Sylvia Moss and Krista Johnson.

Thursday, May 31
4 PM
Hannon Library, Meese Room

This one-woman performance by Miriam Reed Productions explores the life of a young Susan B. Anthony as she discovers why women must have the vote and so begins her lifework for Woman Suffrage.

The event is free and open to the public.

“Miriam brings to life this historically important woman in a way that inspires passion for social activism, an important reminder that there are causes worth giving ones life to.”

—Nancy Kilham, Ashland, OR 

About Miriam Reed

Miriam Reed proudly earned her doctorate in Comparative Literature (UCLA 1980) and discovered how little she knew. Specifically, she had no idea who Elizabeth Cady Stanton was. Galvanized by her own ignorance, Miriam determined to save other women from such ignominy and launched her one-woman performances to educate and entertain, calling her solo plays “Women’s History 101“ and presenting such powerhouse women as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Sanger, later looking at the women in the life of Oscar Wilde and examining differing views on abortion. With her savings, she wrote Margaret Sanger: Her Life in Her Words (Barricade Books, 2003) and was then asked to write and narrate “Clarence James Gamble: An Extraordinary Life” (DVD 2007). Later work: Japan 1908: The Adventure of Fourteen-Year-Old Clarence James Gamble (2013) and China 1908: Sidney D. Gamble & Brother Clarence Discover China (2017). Miriam lives with her Border Collie, Marnie, in Ashland, Oregon.

More Info

For more information about the event, contact Hannon Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or (541) 552-6816. If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at (541) 552-6213 or dss@sou.edu. For more information about Miriam Reed Productions, contact miriam@miriamreed.com or (917) 710-2354.

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