She Died for Our Convenience
A new performance at paragon mill in olneyville on may 4, 2019
We are surrounded by ghosts. We hear their stories through the objects, buildings, and traditions they’ve left behind. She Died for Our Convenience is a one-night-only choral haunting concerning the women who worked from 1898-1960 in the textile mills at the Earnscliffe Woolen Mill/Paragon Worsted Co. on Manton Ave in the Olneyville neighborhood in Providence, RI.
Through group songs, mysterious projections, stark lighting, and true stories, on the evening of May 4, 2019 we will listen to songs dedicated to the women who worked in the mills at the very place they worked, endeavoring to sing songs to their unsung labor, while remembering that we are tomorrow’s ghosts. Whose song should we be singing today?
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to attend She died for our convenience:
Because of mildew, mold, and neglect, the mill is no longer safe for people to spend significant time in, and so the performance is outside. There is no limit to the number of people who may attend, and so you do not need a reservation. There will be times when you are asked to move from one place to another, but you will not be asked to climb stairs or move in places that are not unpaved.
The performance is May 4, 2019 at 8pm at 25 & 39 Manton Ave. Park across the street at the mill parking lot. Free.
Email Rebecca at email@example.com for questions or information.
Developed as part of the Providence Preservation Society’s Sites & Stories Explored initiative, our creative team includes:
Directors: Jed Hancock-Brainerd & Rebecca Noon
Historian: Evelyn Sterne
Textile & Costume: Priscilla Carrion
Sound, Light & Video: Andy Russ
Fabrication & Space: Emily Shapiro
Composer & Choral Director: Chrissy Wolpert
Choruses cultivated with help from Jodi Glass