Elizabeth Swados “From the Fire”

“From the Fire” an oratorio with music by Elizabeth Swados will be performed March 23-27, 2011
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, Manhattan
For information and tickets, call (212) 229-5488 or
e-mail boxoffice@newschool.edu

The work, with music by Elizabeth Swados, writer/director, Cecilia Rubino, the poet, Paula Finn, and designed by Bonnie Roche-Bronfman, commemorates the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. The fire was a completely devastating tragedy that resulted in the loss of life of over 146 working Jewish and Italian girls. Trapped behind locked doors, the tragedy led to workplace reforms and galvanized the Progressive Movement. To read more about this event see: