Harriet Beecher Stowe: Catalyst for Civil War

Type: Performance
Art Form: Storytelling|Theater
Grade Level: 3-12
Scheduling Request

Travel back in time with Harriet Beecher Stowe, whom Abraham Lincoln called “the little lady who made this great war.” This famous abolitionist and author speaks about her life, her dedication to ending slavery, and the publication of her best-selling novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Students join in for important lessons in American history, including pre-Civil War America, the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, abolitionist activities, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, 19th century travel, and life in New England and Europe.

Note: Avilable live online through your remote learning platform.

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 80-160
Curriculum Connection: Women of American History, Storytelling, Pre-Civil War America, The Civil War, Authors

Remote single (small group): $340
Remote single (large group): $540


For SMALL groups (audiences up to 80):
Single Show: $425
Back-To-Back: $720
Three-In-A-Row: $1,020
Four-In-A-Row: $1,315

For LARGE groups (audiences 81-160):
Single Show: $675
Back-To-Back: $1,145
Three-In-A-Row: $1,620
Four-In-A-Row: $2,090

Travel fee: based upon mileage
Note: Prices may vary for weekends/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts


1 reserved parking space

A small private area (even a closet is ok) for changing and keeping personal belongings (not a bathroom)

Bottled water

Performance space:

A large classroom or library area with ample room for the artist to move freely in her bulky costumes is preferred to an auditorium.

Audience should be seated at the beginning of the performance in a horseshoe formation large enough to allow three people across the middle.

Elementary school students should be seated on the floor.

Because no sound system is used, please ensure that the space will allow for each student to hear.
Arrival before first performance: 20 minutes
Strike time: 5 minutes
Time needed between performances: 5 minutes
No more than two consecutive grade levels should be included in any performance.


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

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