Public Program - Kate Carney
- Antiquarian Hall
Lowell Mills Boardinghouse Keeper
A one-woman show by Kate Carney
Professional theater actor/director, Kate Carney, will perform a historical play based on stories told by Mrs. Lois Larcom, a boarding house keeper in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1843. Carney, appearing in costume and character as Mrs. Larcom, brings to life what it was like for the young Yankee women working in Lowell. Her interactive program dramatizes the changes taking place in the mills and is illustrated with a virtual museum exhibit of artifacts and images from the time period.
Kate Carney is a Massachusetts-based, storyteller, actor and workshop leader. She has been bringing history alive with "HEROIC WOMEN YOU CAN TALK TO" interactive theatre pieces to museums, libraries, schools, and First Nights in the Northeast since 1993. Carney has directed plays on Broadway, performed in Boston and New York theatres, toured nationally and internationally and appeared in films and on network TV. She has taught and directed at Brandeis, Smith and other colleges and trained theatre companies in France and Israel.