Elaine Romero


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by Elaine Romero

Lucretia Mott arrives home late one night in 1848 to find her husband John waiting by the fire. An astonishingly frank conversation ensues as the 55-year-old wife and mother boldly and lovingly explains her co-creation of the Declaration of Sentiments, and her work to create a new future of possibilities for her daughters, their daughters, and all women.

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Production Notes



JAMES MOTT, her husband (60)

Time1848, the night before Seneca Falls, where they signed the Declaration of Sentiments.PlaceSeneca Falls.

SetA desk.

Commissioned for the 19th Amendment Project by Burning Coal Theatre Company, Raleigh, NC. Produced as a short film, in collaboration with the Justice Theater Project.


Elaine Romero

An award-winning U.S. playwright, Elaine Romero’s plays have been presented across the U.S. and abroad; she is widely published and anthologized. Revolutions/Revoluciones, Wetback, Like Heaven, and Bloody River were all produced last season. Revolutions/Revoluciones was produced in Spanish translation at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, under the direction of famed Mexican director, Bruno Bichir, with a cast from Mexico. It’s the final play in Romero pentalogy, including Graveyard of Empires (16th St. Theatre), A Work of Art (Goodman Theatre/Chicago Dramatists), and her play-in-progress, When Reason Sleeps (Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence), Martínez in Taos (Arizona Theatre Company... [FULL BIO]