From the Library – THIS SUNDAY (3/6/22): Women’s History Month: Music & Theater

Join us on Sunday, March 6, at 1:30 PM, for a musical and theatrical performance! The popular Ukrainian Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Malvy (“Morning Glory”), will perform live in the library meeting room. The ensemble, created by Zhanna Polyanska-Wirlo almost twenty years ago at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Irondequoit, performed at festivals, church and community events in Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo. Current ensemble members are Ulyana Demydiv, Galina Dyakiv, Marta Fediuk, Sofiya Kreminska, Svitlana Tretyak, Maria Voloshyn, and Zhanna Polyanska-Wirlo.

After the musical entertainment, journey back to a time when women fought valiantly against the status quo to achieve the rights that we enjoy today. Suffragettes UNITE! is a one-woman historical reenactment of the powerful, moving speeches of original rhetoric spoken by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth C. Stanton, Sarah C. Owen, Lucretia Mott, and Sarah Jennie McCleery.

Suffragettes UNITE! began as a simple, self-written speech for Ann Mitchell’s winning talent portion in the local Orleans County Junior Miss Pageant. During her studies as a Theatre major at SUNY Brockport, Mitchell researched and expanded Suffragettes UNITE! utilizing the real words of these fearless women. Since then, Suffragettes UNITE! has enhanced countless organizations including the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, the Western NY Girl Scout Organization, Monroe County School Districts and Libraries, and more.

Ann Mitchell is a versatile performer of theatrical enactments and music tribute shows. As a vocalist, she specializes in the timeless classics that span the Jazz era from the 1930’s-1950’s with unbeatable energy and heart and currently heads up her own group, Ann Mitchell Jazz.

If you’d like to attend this dual performance of Women’s History Month: Music & Theater, registration is requested through our Event Calendar.

This program is made possible by the Ukrainian-American Community Foundation at Ukrainian FCU, the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, Irondequoit Historical Society, and the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House.

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