Field Notes Blog

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In honor of International Women's Day, we are remembering the women from around the world who have inspired our plays. Our investigative plays are crafted from research and the voices of everyday people faced with extraordinary circumstances.

Our very first play was GIV...

March 16, 2017

We opened up the archives to find these podcast interviews with some of the original cast members who devised Give Us Bread. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about how they created their characters and what the women of the 1917 food riots meant to them. Click o...

February 21, 2017

Who is that woman in the wide-brimmed hat?

In 2008 and 2009, when we were researching the events of the 1917 food riots on the Lower East Side, photographs were scant.  This was not surprising, considering the time and also the subject material. Yet, since then, new pho...

February 19, 2017

In February, 1917, rising food prices led rioters to attack food shops and burn peddler's pushcarts on the Lower East Side and in Brooklyn's Brownsville and Williamsburg sections, "rejecting suggestions that they substitute rice for potatoes and milk for eggs and meat....

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