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March 16, 2023 - April 16, 2023

The Inferior Sex

By Jacqueline E. Lawton
Directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo
March 16 - April 16, 2023

A smart, funny look inside a quest for change 

It’s the summer of 1972. The battle to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment is ramping up across the nation. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm is campaigning for president. And in midtown Manhattan, a group of women have created a magazine “for feminists who love fashion.” As the war in Vietnam intensifies, and the Watergate scandal erupts, the charged political and social climate challenges friendships and the future of the magazine itself. Poignant and hilarious, The Inferior Sex looks at finding your politics, your community, and your voice in an ever-changing world. 


Community Partners

The Vanta Guild was founded in the spring of 2020 by Jonathan Pitts-Wiley and Dee Speaks. Based in Rhode Island, The Vanta Guild is a Black photography collective that seeks to celebrate and exhibit the work of photographers of African descent.

IG: @thevantaguild

Cast & Creative

Madeleine Barker '22
Shura Baryshnikov
Angelique M. C-Dina
Jackie Davis
Shirley Chisholm
Rachel Dulude
Geri-Nikole Love
Madeleine Russell '23
Anne Scurria
Rachael Warren

Additional Cast

Nina Giselle
Understudy for Connie/Gwen
Daraja Hinds
Understudy for Shirley Chisholm
Charlotte Kinder
Understudy for Penny/Alice/Vera
Kelly Robertson
Understudy for Sandra/Madeleine/Joan


Jacqueline E. Lawton
Tatyana-Marie Carlo
Alexis Elisa Macedo
Assistant Director
Shura Baryshnikov
Movement Director
Sara Brown
Set Designer
Matthew Imhoff
Associate Set Designer
Daniel Landez
Assistant Set Designer
Amanda Downing Carney
Costume Designer
Lexi Asare
Assistant Costume Designer
Erica Lauren Maholmes
Lighting Designer
Stefanie M. Senior
Sound Designer
Stefania Bulbarella
Projection Designer
Alessandra Cronin
Associate Projection Designer/Programmer
Jules Odendahl-James
Kannetha Brown
Vanta Guild Photographer
Melaine Ferdinand-King
Vanta Guild Photographer
Justine Johnson Kenahan
Vanta Guild Photographer
Caterina Maina
Vanta Guild Photographer
Kincaid McLaren
Vanta Guild Photographer
Marlisse Payamps
Vanta Guild Photographer
Leiyana Simone Pereira
Vanta Guild Photographer
Jonathan Pitts-Wiley
Vanta Guild Photographer
Anaïs Bustos
Stage Manager
Olivia Tellier
Production Assistant
Erin Sylvia
COVID Safety Manager


This production is sponsored by Washington Trust