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Factory Girls

2009 Festival

Music Director
Matt Hinkley

Steel Burkhardt, Kayce Cummings, Alison Cusano, Kate Ferber, Tom Ford, Molly Hager, David Larsen, Carrie Manolakos, Kate Rockwell, Dana Steingold and Nicole Weiss

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Creighton Irons

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 4
Number of Principals (Female): 8
Preferred Ensemble Size: 4
Total Cast Size: 16
Orchestra Breakdown:

the band size is flexible: can be performed with 4 pieces (piano, bass, drums, and guitar), though ideally would also include cello, 2 violins, another guitar, and horns

Genre & Style:

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At the dawn of the American Industrial Revolution in 1844, Sarah Bagley leaves her New Hampshire farm to work, socialize, and write with thousands of young women in the growing textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts. When conditions deteriorate, Sarah risks everything they have gained to fight the “soulless corporation.”

Festival Successes

Reading at Pace New Musicals (NY), full production at Boston Conservatory (MA) in 2011. Concert productions at Ars Nova (NY) and Joe’s Pub (NY). Concert presentation at 11th Hour Theatre Company (PA) in winter 2016.