A New American Rock Musical
by Creighton Irons & Sean Mahoney

FACTORY GIRLS is the story of America’s first cohort of independent working women. Having come to the burgeoning mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts in the early 1840s, these women not only operate the looms that weave America’s cloth, they also publish a periodical of their poems and essays, The Lowell Offering, to international acclaim. When the corporations extend factory hours and increase the pace of the looms, though, the working writers must decide whether to risk losing all they have accomplished by using their newly claimed voice to lobby for better working conditions.