THE REVOLUTIONISTS (drama) is about the true stories of Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton's lives, loves & politics. However they kept one secret hidden from each other and themselves which led to inner personal disaster.
Synopsis:THE REVOLUTIONISTS (drama) is about the true stories of Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton's lives, loves & politics. However they kept one secret hidden from each other and themselves which led to inner personal disaster.
Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton created the most important social change in American History for over fifty years. Susan and Elizabeth started the women’s rights movement, and more importantly the right to vote…all of which we take for granted today.
Elizabeth was always trying to prove to her father that she was just as good as a son. After her brother, Eleazar died, this notion became her obsession. In Seneca Falls, New York, is where Elizabeth Cady Stanton had the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848…despite her father’s objections. Elizabeth met Susan B. Anthony three years later in 1851.
Susan B. Anthony challenged the government and illegally voted in 1872. In 1873, Susan went to trail and was found guilty for illegally voting because she was a woman.
In the end, Susan and Elizabeth had gotten women the right to own their own property, started a legal stance for women to vote, for women to go to college, fought for women to keep their own salaries as well as equal pay. They went to Abraham Lincoln for the emancipation of slavery. They fought for temperance (the abolishment of liquor). Unfortunately, each woman never had the chance to see the vote because it did not come until 1920 and Elizabeth died in 1902, and Susan died in 1906.
The Revolutionists is not only about the women’s movement. The script is more about their own personal stories as women, how they came about to their ideas, as well as their loves.
Ten years of research went into this screenplay. I actually went to many of the homes that Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton resided in throughout New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. I went off the written page and had gotten the Childhood Home of Susan B. Anthony located in Battenville, NY on the New York State Historical Register as well as the National. This same historical home went into foreclosure and I convinced the bank to donate it to the New York State Parks Department to preserve its history.
This screenplay once produced will make people stand up everywhere knowing that they too can make a difference in this world as the women had done before us.