Frances Drake: Abolition and Women's Rights in 1850

Artist: Nancy Bell
Type: Performance
Art Form: Theater
Grade Level: 4-8
Scheduling Request

The local abolitionist and champion of women's suffrage steps out of the pages of history and into your classroom to tell her story. Included are tales of William Lloyd Garrison, the Underground Railroad, and the challenges of fighting for freedom for all as a woman with limited rights and power in a provincial community.

Length: 45 minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: American History, Civil Rights, Massachusetts History, Social Studies, Women's History

Remote Single: $450

Single Show: $550 
Back-To-Back: $935 
Three-In-A-Row: $1,320 
Travel Fee: $50 per day
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts


1 reserved parking space

6x8 foot performance space, however larger is better.

Electrical outlet

Arrival time before performance: 30 minutes

Strike time: 30 minutes

Time needed between performances: 15 minutes.

Teachers should play an active role in ensuring appropriate audience behavior and are requested to sit with their classes. Teachers are further requested not to correct papers during the program. It is distracting to the performers and, we believe, gives students the wrong message about audience courtesy.

Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.

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