Please join WCC for Finish the Fight: Rewriting the Women’s Suffrage Movement featuring playwright Ming Peiffer and Director Whitney White, moderated by (Grace) Angela Henry. Finish the Fight is an upcoming special digital theater performance, presented by The New York Times in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The play sheds light on the tireless efforts of Black, Asian, Latinx, and Indigenous women in the fight for the right to vote.
Ming Peiffer is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter from Columbus, Ohio. Her play USUAL GIRLS was a New York Times Critic’s Pick and was nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play. She is the recipient of The Kennedy Center’s Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award. Ming is currently under commission at the New York Times, Roundabout Theatre Company and Annapurna Theatricals. In Television and Film, Ming has developed projects with F/X, Amazon, AMC, Wiip Studios, and has staffed at Netflix and Hulu.
Whitney White is a director, actor, and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the current recipient of the Susan Stroman Directing Award, an Artistic Associate at the Roundabout, and a part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Her original musical Definition was part of the 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab 2016 ANT Fest, and her five-part musical exploration of Shakespeare’s Women and ambition, Reach for It, is currently under commission with the American Repertory Theater in Boston.
The discussion will be moderated by WCC lifetime member (Grace) Angela Henry, whose background in education, empowerment, and activism will encourage reflection and introspection about the history of feminist movements in this critical political moment.
We encourage you to watch the recorded performance that took place on August 18th, ahead of our Table Talk.
As we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, please consider supporting WCC with a donation of $20.20 or more.