In America’s fight for independence from England, not all the battles were waged with guns and ammunition. Cathy portrays Anne Darragh, member of a Quaker family, who spied for General Washington during the Revolutionary War by hiding coded messages in the buttons of her coat. Students learn about the struggles of conscience all colonists underwent in deciding whether to be a Loyalist, Patriot, Conscientious Objector or Neutral. No wonder Thomas Paine wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls.”
Georgia Performance Standards:
SS4H3 - The students will describe colonial life in America as experienced by various people.
SS4H4 - The students will explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.
SS4CG5 - The student will name positive character traits of key historical figures and government leaders (honest, patriotism, courage, trustworthiness).
Cathy Kaemmerlen, professional actress, author, and storyteller, is known for her variety of characters, one-woman shows, and rapport with audiences.
She has toured in schools coast to coast since receiving a BA in English and elementary education from UNC-Charlotte and an MFA in dance performance/choreography/theatre at the University of Wisconsin.
She is the author of General Sherman and the Georgia Belles: Tales of Women Left Behind, Speaking Stones: Voices from Historic Oakland Cemetery, and her recent Just Buzzing Around with Itty Bitty Betty, She's a Honey of a Bee. Cathy is listed with Southern Artist Profile, National Women's History Project, and the Georgia and South Carolina Arts Commission Touring Artists Rosters. She excels in making history and folktales come to life.
Wooden chair; access to electrical outlet; allow space for actress to be able to walk around the audience.
Single Assembly: $360
Two Back To Back Assemblies: $525
Three Back To Back Assemblies: $690
Four Back To Back Assemblies: $850