Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Live Free or Die

The girl power is palpable in Creighton Irons and Sean Mahoney's musical Factory Girls, a recent participant at the 2009 NAMT festival. Featuring folksy songs and a story about factory girls fighting for their rights in increasingly trying conditions as industries expand and grow increasingly competitive, this is an intricate musical that explores the plight of the American worker through the historic voices featured in The Lowell Offering, an influential company-sponsored publication written by women textile mill workers themselves. While the politics of this musical's plot seems heavy, the work features a lot of tuneful tracks, including a buoyant favorite of mine which is sung here by Brooke Sunny Moriber with Allison Cusano, Kate Ferber, and Molly Hager:

Check out more from Creighton Irons and Sean Mahoney. I'm sure we'll be hearing more from them in the near future.

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