Salon Series 2003-2004

Our popular Salon Series is the foundation of TACT's success. These unique presentations offer an intimate theatrical experience - enjoyed exclusively by our subscribers - and include complementary refreshments with the cast.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Project

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Project

a new work by Chris Piehler
created in collaboration with members of the TACT company

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Overview

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 took the lives of 146 workers, most of whom were young women immigrants between the ages of 13 and 23. This tragedy was among the worst industrial fires in New York City history, but its aftermath was even more shocking. Beyond the very dramatic human story, this play explores the historical, political and social ramifications that resulted from this seminal event and examines the continuing modern day concerns of corporate greed and responsibility and the moral and ethical issues surrounding the question, “what is the value of a human life?”