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 women like the characters as I listened.
- It was a wonderful and unique performance. I really enjoyed it and am so grateful I came.
- I really love the music in the beginning and end. Was the show based on real people?
From director Emily Trejo – Ruth and Frances are not real people, the show itself is historical fiction. But many of the thoughts and ideas are based on actual ideas during the time. You also hear names of real people in the show like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
- This reflects a part of history that is not often discussed. Good thing these women were strong and determined.
- I thought this was amazing. While walking around the space it was fun to imagine the characters. I think it would be cool if each scene would take place in a different place.
- I loved it. It closely reflected the history we have of one of the ancestral families of my husband.
- Well done! I really felt all the emotions. I especially enjoyed the setting.
- I got chills standing in a pioneer home listening to this pioneer story. How did this event “on location” change your interpretation of the story?
From director Emily Trejo – It brought to my attention how much these women really struggled. They did not have access to many things we have access to and they were just doing the best they could with what they had.