The Suffragist Project

Florida Studio Theatre is proud to present The Suffragist Project, an artistic celebration of the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment (August 20, 2020), the woman’s right to vote. Bringing together over 30 organizations, this bi-county artistic commemoration will feature plays, dance performances, art exhibits, lectures, panel discussions, in-school educational offerings, all in recognition of this monumental milestone. 

FST's Suffragist Project Programming:

Anchoring The Suffragist Project under the direction of Kate Alexander, FST will engage a diverse group of some of its own most-accomplished women and artists to gather speeches from throughout history on women’s suffrage, female empowerment, and social change. The Suffragist Project will culminate in the summer of 2020 with public performance Dangerous Ladies, an original docudrama by FST featuring real life moments from throughout history on women’s suffrage, female empowerment, and social change. An adaptation of this presentation will then tour middle and high schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties as part of FST’s Historically Speaking program, inspiring local students to write their own plays about women’s suffrage and the fight for equal rights. The Sarasota Bar Association will partner in this endeavor by going into schools and leading dialogues with students on voting rights.

From the classroom to the spotlight, Florida Studio Theatre is proud to lead the charge in celebration of this centennial anniversary that changed America.

Become Involved!:

To learn how you or your organization can join The Suffragist Project, contact Assistant Director Meg Gilbert at [email protected].


PROJECT CHAIR: Chief Judge Williams

OUTREACH: Charlie Ann Syprett



Akins Marketing & Design
American Association of University Women
Art Ovation Hotel,
Booker High School Law Academy
Brandeis National Committee
Dancing in The Moment
Democratic Women's Club
Eileen Fisher
Embracing Our Differences
Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Florida Maritime Museum
Friends of the East Manatee Library at Lakewood Ranch
Charlayne Hunter Gault
Historic Spanish Point
The Jewish Federation
League of Women Voters
Manatee Village Historical Park
Maryland Women’s Heritage Center
Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
Moving Ethos Dance Company
National Women’s History Project,
New College of Florida
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida
The One Nine
Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company
Sarasota County Bar Association
Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources
Sarasota Magazine|
Sarasota Ministerial Association
Tom Tryon
United States National Convention of UN Women
Venice Area Historical Society
Women Journalists of Sarasota/Manatee

The Suffragist Project in the News

SRQ DAILY  I  April 13, 2019  I  Florida Studio Theatre to Produce The Suffragist Project

SARASOTA MAGAZINE  I  April 16, 2019  I  The Suffragist Project Launch Party Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women's Right To Vote

FLORIDA WEEKLY  I  May 2, 2019  I  FST Celebrates 100 years of Women's Right to Vote

SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE  I  May 19, 2019  I  Suffragist Project Marks 100 years of Women Voting

SARASOTA MAGAZINE  I  June 16, 2019  I  Women of Influence 2019: Florida Studio Theatre