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Saturday, April 6, 2019
4:00–8:00 p.m.


Performing Arts Center

12,000 Voices: A Reading of Twelve Angry Men Performed by Twelve Passionate Panthers

A diverse coalition of university departments and offices are coming together to support a national initiative encouraging voter registration for the 2020 primaries. 12,000 Voices is a national campaign inviting 1,000 theatres across the country to perform an all-female reading of Twelve Angry Men, since women did not serve on juries when the teleplay was written in 1954. Adelphi has also elected to perform a gender-inclusive production of the teleplay with an out trans actor in the cast.

Schedule of Events

4:00 p.m. – Prior to the reading, an Adelphi Votes updating drive will begin in the Performing Arts Center. Kathleen Watchorn of the Office of Student Affairs will have volunteers stationed at computers to check, update and register people to vote in upcoming elections. We will also be collecting for Relay for Life during this time.

5:00 p.m. – The reading of Twelve Angry Men will be performed by Adelphi students, staff, administrators, faculty and alumni in the Olmsted Theatre. This performance is directed by Professor Maggie Lally of the Theatre department, with student Tasha Berol as assistant director and student Megan Rosenberg as stage manager.

7:00 p.m. – Fabian Burrell, of the Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies, will host a reception immediately following the performance in Multipurpose Room 216. We will also be collecting for Relay for Life during the reception.


  • Mackenzie Banks (Student, Political Science major)
  • Jac Bernhard (Alumni)
  • Fabian Burrell (Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies)
  • Marsha Darling (Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies)
  • Sarah Eltabib (General Studies)
  • Carson Ferguson (Student, Theatre major, Levermore Global Scholars)
  • Joanna Georghiou (Student, Theatre major)
  • Jacqueline Jones LaMon (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Danielle Miller (Theatre major)
  • Kellyann Monaghan (Art and Art History)
  • Nicole Schalmo (Alumni)
  • Joan Stein Schimke (Communications)
  • Bernadine Waller (Center for Career and Professional Development)

Plus voiceover and small walk-on roles from the community.

This event is part of a trio of university-sponsored national events called Action April.

Adelphi Partners: Department of Art and Art History, Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies, Center for Career and Professional Development, Center for Health Innovation, Center for Student Involvement, Collaboration Project, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communications, Department of Theatre, Department of English, Faculty Senate, General Studies Learning Community, General Education, Graduate Student Council, Graphic Design Program, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Levermore Global Scholars, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of External Relations, Office of Student Affairs, Performing Arts Center, Department of Sociology, and Adelphi University Libraries.

For further information, please contact:

Director: Maggie Lally
Associate Professor, Theatre Department
p – 516.877.4928
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Voting Drive: Kathleen Watchorn
Coordinator, Division of Student Affairs
p – 516.877.3662
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Reception: Fabian Burrell
Coordinator, Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies
p – 516.877.4978
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