‘Suffs’ stars Jenn Colella, Nikki M. James talk history, Hillary, and Hamilton

(17 Apr 2024)
ASSOCIATED PRESS
New York – 28 February 2024
1. Sneak peak performance – “Suffs”
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Nikki M. James, actor:
“In ‘Suffs,’ we’re learning a lot about women that have almost been forgotten or erased by history.”
3. Sneak peak performance – “Suffs”
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jenn Colella, actor:
“Well, it’s really cool because I think a lot of us didn’t get information about women’s suffrage. I certainly didn’t know anything beyond, you know, Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony that was like the extent of my knowledge. So, yes, you’re going to get more knowledge about history, but this piece isn’t just historical. It’s about the relationships within the movement, which makes it really exciting and crackle.”
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jenn Colella, actor:
(Reporter: Is it nerving to watch to see Hillary Clinton out there looking at your performance?)
“Yes. It’s both, nerve wracking and exciting. It feels like, of course, we would be performing something for a woman who has broken so many glass ceilings herself, and it feels like we’re doing our best to honor the work that she’s done as well.”
6. Sneak peak performance – “Suffs”
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Nikki M. James, actor – on Hillary Clinton as a producer:
"I remember when the first time Hillary came to see the show down at the Public, she was kind enough to meet all of us. It was before she was involved, I think. I believe was before she was involved more officially in our production. She came as a, you know, an audience member, a patron, and she came on stage and she said something along the lines of, ‘whoa, I really recognize that struggle.’ It’s amazing to have this trailblazer on our team. It means a lot to us. It means we’re doing the right thing.”

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