The Triangle Factory Project

Director, Roxanna lewis

Theater Jacksonville, FL

Written by Christopher Piehler in collaboration with Scott Alan Evans

On March 25, 1911 a fire broke out in the Triangle Waist Factory in downtown NY. In the space of twenty-eight minutes, the fire was under control, but 146 people, mainly young immigrant girls, had died. The Triangle Factory Fire Project uses eyewitness reports, court transcripts and other archival material to create this new dramatic account of the historic fire and the social upheaval that followed. It culminates in the manslaughter trial of the owners, Isaac Harris and Max Blanck, whose shocking acquittal inspired new outrage across New York and the entire country, the repercussions of which shaped social, political and economic policies for decades to come.



“Triangle Fire Factory Project…searing and moving…the first act is where Director Lewis’ extensive experience as choreographer for productions all around the world comes into play.  She has managed to capture the ensuing panic, with the helter-skelter running and cries for help that one expects in an incident of this magnitude…. This is a unique piece of theater, one that is thought provoking and informative…”

-EU Jacksonville


“Director, for the outstanding TRIANGLE FIRE FACTORY PROJECT, Ms. Lewis’s extensive theatre background in New York and Los Angeles is a welcome addition to our stages.”

-EU Jacksonville


“Roxanna's passion, knowledge of this history and her talent as both a director and choreographer made this show the success it was and I am proud to have been a part of it! Roxanna is a challenging and inspiring director who had the ability to see my character in me before even I did. She demanded a lot from her actors, but the heights to which I rose as a performer made the hard work worth it. As a leader she used her skills to bring a huge cast together seamlessly and formed them into a beautiful moving pageant portraying the busy lives of New Yorkers at that time while maintaining the historic value of the work the women did for suffrage. Thanks Roxanna for believing in me.”

-Vanessa Warner