Deborah Sampson

  • Deborah Sampson by Anne Pasquale | Young Audiences New Jersey
  • Deborah Sampson by Anne Pasquale | Young Audiences New Jersey


This is the story of Deborah Sampson, a remarkable woman whose life is largely ignored by most historical texts. She was known as the “Secret Soldier,” the American Revolution’s only acknowledged female combat veteran. A descendant of William Bradford and Miles Standish, Deborah Sampson spent her childhood in poverty and was sold into indentured servitude. Anne Pasquale and her accompanist bring this story to life through interactive re-enactments and storytelling. Students will understand the plight of the colonies and the need for revolution through the eyes of this extraordinary young woman. This performance, highlighted by stage combat and live music of the period, is a perfect accompaniment for anyone studying colonial history or the American Revolution.

Price & Info


Assembly Price: $715

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $985

Travel Fee: $75 per day (virtual programs are not charged for travel)


Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45 min.

Appropriate For Grade(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th



Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

American History


Technical Requirements

3 small desks and 4 chairs. Prefer to be on stage. Stage right needs masking for the musician (this could be a curtain or a table on its side).