She Died for Our Convenience Chorus

The chorus for She Died for Our Convenience was a group of women and non-binary singers who had never sung together before. They rehearsed Monday nights in the spring of 2019 and gave their full hearts to the women who’d worked at the mill. The music was directed by composer Chrissy Wolpert and assistant director Clara Weishahn.

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Laura Almeida

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Sarah Bernstein

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Aria Boutet

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Jenine Bressner

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Kris Brown

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Emily Bryant

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Jamie Burke

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Cristin Cali

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Jeannine Chartier

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Jane Diener

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Melanie Fuest & Patricia McGee

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Lu Heintz

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Marisa Kambour

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Martha Lavierei

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Suzu Ledoux

“I am an actor, educator and mother of two. I moved to Providence from New York and this is my second performance with Strange Attractor. SDFOC was meaningful because it was a chance to sing, to build community and to honor the stories of the women of the mills.”

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Jenna Legault

"Pretending to be a ghost was great practice for my future hauntings."

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Jen Long

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Tristan Munchel

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Eli Nixon

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Colleen O’Donnell

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Sarah Reis

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Kimi Rich

“woman, artist, mother”

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Susi Ryan

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Kate Schapira

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Emma Schlam

Casey Seymour Kim

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Wanda Strukus

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Cassie Tharinger

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Elizabeth Truskoski

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Johanna Walczak

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Vikki Warner

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Lauren Watka

“As a Providence resident, I was excited to be part of this project bringing some of this city's untold history to life. What a powerful thing when a group of women come together with a mission and some music.”

Clara Weishahn

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Anna Wingfield


”I am an art educator and drummer.  Chrissy approached me about playing percussion in a ‘choral haunting’ in Fall 2018.  I had no idea what she had in mind, but everything she does is amazing so I knew I had to say yes no matter what.  I usually play behind a band, but being positioned behind 40 vocalists was a totally new world for me.  I was so nervous to be on my own with the drums but everyone in the chorus was super supportive of each other and it was a magical experience.  It truly felt like a haunting and also a beautiful remembrance of the women who worked at the Paragon Mill.  I wish we could do it all over again!”

Chrissy Wolpert

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Tatyana Yanishevsky

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E Ymeraga

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Jenny Young

Ellen Zahniser

Photos by Maxwell Snyder