​ “As a woman and mother, I believed the stage was the best way for me to support equal rights for women".   Laura Keene.

  • Laura Keene:
    • The first woman who successfully owned, performed and toured her own productions.
    • The first woman to own and manage a theatre in her name on Broadway.
    • The first woman to star in her own productions.
    • The first woman producer and actor to earn significantly more than her male counterparts.
    •  Produced and starred in her production of Our American Cousin, one of the most successful and historic plays in American history.
    • Was on stage at Ford’s Theatre starring in Our American Cousin when President Lincoln was assassinated.


Screenplay by:
S. Wilson Dutcher, R. Rich Myers,& J.Lynn Myers.

Soon to be a major motion picture.

The True Story of the first and most powerful woman of the american theater.