“Failure Is Impossible”

by Rosemary H. Knower

Performed August 26, 2016

AAUW Women’s Equality Day 2016

To dramatize the debate for woman suffrage, playwright Rosemary Knower was commissioned to write a narrative script, drawing on the Congressional Record, petitions to Congress, personal letters within the legislative records of the Government, and other archival sources such as newspaper editorials and articles, diaries and memoirs. The story was told through the voices of Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Frances Gage, Clara Barton, and Carrie Chapman Catt, among others.


Narrator – Aileen Hendricks
Reader #1 – Valerie Jackson Jones
Reader #2 – Jerel Giarrusso
Reader #3 – DéAnna Ernst