Pioneers Go East Collective presents a brand-new docudrama with music about the textile workers’ protest movement in the early 20th-century American South. More…
Set during the 1929 strike at the Loray Mill in Gastonia, North Carolina, 'American Mill No. 2' centers on Ella May Wiggins, a real-life textile worker, union organizer, and folk singer who was at the forefront of the protest movement. 'American Mill No. 2' includes a video component inspired by historical photography to recreate the experience of the mill workers and their families, and a live performance with protest songs.
See it if You're interested in non-traditional multi-media performance; are interested in the labor movement of the 1920s; you like political pieces
Don't see it if You want a traditional play presented traditionally; you don't like plays with music; you don't want to be disturbed by a true story
See it if Ur interested in learning about labour unions and the mills-specificaly in the 1920s deep South. Follows 1 woman's story who was leader/song
Don't see it if Writer. You want the usual play. This combines songs with history and short scenes-but you truly care about these people and their plight.
See it if Appreciate good lighting design and interesting ways to involve the audience. The story was fascinating and very informative and educational
Don't see it if You get intimidated by actors speaking to you directly
See it if you are interested in a musical that is not fluff and draws from a powerful true story
Don't see it if "musical" equals "high production value" for you. Also, if you get easily tired of the Southern accent.
See it if like stimulating your mind and senses with original singing, staging and media . The show gives you a "wow" mind blow when it is ends.
Don't see it if dislike intense shows that have a strong point of view presented ingeniously
See it if you like devised theater, minimalism, folk-americana music, diversely talented actors and resonant stories.
Don't see it if you're not interested in history or educational theater.
See it if You like multimedia concept pieces in which the cast directly engages the audience.
Don't see it if You are uninterested in the history of the labor movement.
See it if you like small-scale, up-close-and-personal theatre, presented passionately
Don't see it if you only like Broadway-style shows, with elaborate sets and costumes, or if you don't like shows that deal with historical/political issues