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Elaine Bernstein Partnow presents...
SHEroes! Living History Portrayals of Notable Women
Elaine Partnow has been offering living history portraits of notable women longer than almost any one else around. To date, she’s presented at more than 500 venues, from New Orleans to Seattle, Chicago and Los Angeles, to London, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Wuxi, China! Over 50,000 people have enjoyed her humorous and memorable performances that serve to both inform and entertain.
She has performed for elementary schools , high schools, universities, libraries, civic organizations, professional associations, nursing homes, military bases, festivals and institutes.
Over the years Elaine has earned sponsorship by myriad foundations, including the Southeastern Disciplinary Foundation (a special coalition of the Rockefeller and the National Endowment for the Arts), the Inquiring Mind Series for the Washington Commission for the Humanities, the King County Arts Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission, Young Audiences of Oregon, Young Audiences of Louisiana, the Lousiana Division of the Arts, and the Louisiana Commission for the Humanities and Very Special Arts of Florida.
In her SHEroes series, six to eight monologues are included in each program. Each woman portrayed is given a brief informal introduction that places her in an historical perspective. All living history programs include some costuming and props, to add theatrical flair, and are conducive to audience discussion. Presenters may use the following selections, or pick the women they want for a customized program.