Downtown Art Presents "The Waist Maker's Opera"

May 21-23rd, 2014, Kara Green will be performing in the rock musical "The Waistmaker's Opera" at University Settlement located at 184 Eldridge St., New York, N.Y. 1002. This May marks the startup of the newly annual Lower East Side History Month. Featured will be a rock musical, "The Waistmaker's Opera," wherein documents the story of various young women who worked in the Triangle Factory in the early 1900s. They fought for higher wages, safer working conditions and organized a major strike in an attempts to become unionized. On March 25th, 1911, one of the deadliest work accidents occurred in the Triangle Factory and 146 of these women lost their lives. This tragic accident forced many New York City business owners into reforming their practices and marked a major turning point in history for the working class. 


For more information on LES (Lower East Side) History Month, visit the site here: