• 2020-2021 Season,  Suffrage

    What’s the BUZZ?

    Questions and Comments from the Suffrage audio performance event at Pioneer Village I loved the creativity of doing a walk-through radio play! Where did you get the inspiration to do something in this format? From director Emily Trejo – I was trying to think of a way of engaging people with the world of the play. I had been through the Pioneer Village before and I thought it would be a great way to engage the audience with this show while still able to have a COVID friendly performance.   I knew the radio play was the planned format, but I thought it was profound to be in the homes of…

  • 2020-2021 Season,  Suffrage

    Suffrage Playbill

    Cast Ruth: Juniper Taylor Frances: Claire Eyestone Crew Director: Emily Trejo                                                                      Stage Manager: Tiffany Irizarry   Costume Designer: Claire Eyestone    Hair and Makeup Designer: Becca Christiansen    Sound Designer and Foley Artist: Tiffany Gibbons     Composer: Scott Buckley Dramaturg: Sammy Daynes   Assistant Dramaturg: Lisa Eardley Director’s Note As a theatre maker, it is my goal to present people who typically are not represented on the stage. When I first interacted with Suffrage it was clear to me that this was a story that needed to be shared with a larger audience. Women aren’t typically presented as strong powerful women but here we had two very different women who have a strong love for different things.…

  • 2020-2021 Season,  Suffrage

    Women of Utah: Different Circumstances, Same Faith

    Dramaturg’s note by Sammy Daynes Utah women of the 19th century believed in many of the same doctrines that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believe in today. They also believed in and practiced the doctrine of polygamy, which was accepted as not only revelation from God but also an unremarkable way of life. Many women found happiness in plural marriages, formed close relationships with their sister wives and helped each other in raising children. One woman, after being proposed to, asked that the man marry both she and her sister. Hundreds of women accepted plural marriage- “some because they believed plural marriage was a glorious…

  • 2020-2021 Season,  Suffrage

    Meet the Crew!

      The Suffrage team has been working hard to bring you a stellar audio-drama performance this week. Below, you can meet our crew! Emily Trejo, Director Emily is a Senior studying Theatre Education with minors in TESOL and Family Life. She has had the opportunity to work on a handful of shows here at BYU that has helped further her interests in Directing and Dramaturgy. Aside from a life in theatre, Emily has also founded a mariachi band, Mariachi Montes Azules, that has also experienced lots of growth in the last few months. She is grateful to her husband, Dravyn, who has helped keep her sane during the semester. Tiffany Gibbons, Sound Designer and Foley…