The Suffragist Cast
Lisa Hayes (Carrie Chapman Catt)
Lisa Hayes is an accomplished theatre maker, writer, public historian, and cultural leader. Though she has performed in dozens of plays, it is her one-woman shows that have taken her to London, Edinburgh, Rome, Istanbul, Prague, The Hague, Glasgow, Toronto, and to venues from New York City to Los Angeles. In addition to CRUSADING MRS. CATT, her solo performances include JANE EYRE, NURSE! and FINDING THE LIGHT. Her play writing credits include the critically acclaimed musical about breast cancer, Breast in Show, and Bedside Manners, a play about doctor-nurse communication.
Michèle LaRue (Mrs. H. H. Hemmenway)
Michèle LaRue (Mrs. H. H. Hemmenway) tours nationally in her repertoire of TALES WELL TOLD: 30 solo performances from America’s Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Her most popular offering, Someone Must Wash the Dishes, pairs Suffragist Marie Jenney Howe’s satirical “An Anti-Suffrage Monologue” (1913) with a lively lecture contextualizing Anti arguments. Michèle has a long history with New Jersey’s East Lynne Theater Company, founded, in 1980, by Warren Kliewer, to revive earlier American plays and literature. An accomplished editor and writer—for 10 years, with Back Stage Weekly—she has collaborated on a variety of notable theatre books.
Anne Pasquale (Nellie Bly)
Anne Pasquale (actress and playwright), a member of The Actors Studio, trained at LAMDA and the New York School of the Arts and served as Arts-in-Education Director for Accidental Repertory Theatre. Ms. Pasquale creates and tours her repertoire of Living History Programs for audiences of all ages in venues along the east coast. New York stage credits include New Dramatists’ Three Sisters, Lincoln Center's A View from the Bridge, Martha in Virginia Wolf, Serafina in Tennessee Williams: The Writer and His World, Emma Goldman and Kristina Linde in Variations on a Dolls House, and Judith Keith, The Jewish Wife, in Brecht on Brecht. She is the recipient of the 2015 Broadway World Rhode Island Best Writer and Best Performer awards for her solo show, BOB.