The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Project

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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Project

a new work by Chris Piehler and Scott Alan Evans
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?”