Program Information

Number of Artists: 1

Grade Levels: 4-5, 6-8, 9-12, Family, K-2, K-5

Program Length: 35/45/60 minutes

Ideal Audience Size: 150-200

Maximum Audience Size: 250 (negotiable)

Setup Time: 60 minutes

Breakdown Time: 45 minutes

Technical Requirements: Flexible space needs, 2 chairs, electrical outlet

SOL Connections

History and Social Science: K.1, K.2, 1.2, 2.12, 3.12, CE.3, CE.4, USI.5, USI.7, USI.8, USII.3, USII.5, USII.6, USII.7, USII.8, VUS.10, VUS.14, WHII.11

English: K.1, K.2, K.8, 1.2, 1.11, 2.1, 2.2, 2.8, 3.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 6.5, 6.6, 7.5, 7.7, 8.2, 8.3

Artists Fees

Single Fee: $550 - $750 + travel

Back to Back Fee: $700 - $900 + travel


.54 per mile from Silver Spring, MD

Kate Campbell Stevenson

Women: Back to the Future


History, Theatre Arts

Program Type

Curriculum Materials, Elementary School Assemblies, Family Concerts, High School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies

Subject Areas

Character Education, Culture Studies, Literature, Music, Poetry, Science, US History, World History

Kate Campbell Stevenson brings to life a diverse group of historical women role models in a one-woman production. The distinctive character of each woman, along with the historical context of her time, is portrayed through song, monologue, poetry, movement, and on-stage costume and make-up changes. With advance communication, Ms. Stevenson will work directly with school staff to tie the program to the school's specific curriculum.

Forging Frontiers: Women Leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Features early 20th Century American STEM leaders as well as highlighting contemporary role models including NASA engineers, robotics experts, climatologists, Bio/Med careers and other STEM fields. Rachel Carson-- marine biologist, environmentalist; and Louise Arner Boyd,--Arctic Explorer who financed, planned and led SEVEN Arctic expeditions in the 1920s and 1930s! Forging Frontiers helps break through cultural biases, provides inspiring STEM role models, and encourages participants to further explore STEM classes and career options. If you see it-you can be it!

Women: Back to the Future (K-12) profiles Abigail Adams, first lady and women's rights advocate; Bessie Coleman, an African-American who was one of the first female pilots; Sacagawea, Native American guide and interpreter for Lewis and Clarke; Lucy Stone, abolitionist and suffragette; Rachel Carson, scientist and award winning writer; Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the World; Marian Anderson, singer and civil rights advocate; and Louise Arner Boyd, Explorer, who led 7 Arctic expeditions in the 1920's and 30's. A vignette is selected from each woman's life and reenacted to demonstrate how she challenged the traditional expectations of her time. Usually three or four women are featured in each performance.