“Fiction has no
such color as its
George P. Garrison, “A Woman’s Community in Texas,” Charities Review, November 1893
The story behind the play
The limestone house where this story took place as drawn by Melissa Johnson.
Texas Historian, Vol XXXV, Sept, 1974
About the play
Carried by the Current dramatizes the powerful story of Martha McWhirter and her Sanctified Sisters. Written by Nicola Pearson the play has won the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, the Gina Walker Outstanding New Project Award and was a winner in the Northwest Playwrights’ Competition. Women’s Work Productions is excited to bring this award-winning play to the stage in Seattle in the 2019/20 season.
Towards the production
We have a 20-30 minute preview of Carried by the Current, including four scenes acted from the script and a discussion with the playwright. We present this preview in diverse locations—from bookstores to boardrooms—to gather support for the production. Please contact us if you know of a group or business interested in seeing this preview.
Martha McWhirter, leader and founder of the Sanctified Sisters.