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You were a smashing success...The conference participants were talking about you all day. – Lisa Raufman, Moorpark College, California

Your interaction with the audience was superb...  – Department of Energy, Spokane

Your performance...was breathtaking.  I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it...   --  David Blackwell, Director of Special Programs, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana

Expert at tailoring her program to a wide range of audiences...  – Washington Commission for the /Humanities

A most fitting and beautiful way to open a literary conference... – South Central Conference on Christianity & Literature

You could not have been more entertaining. – County of Los Angeles Public Library

I would pay five dollars to see her again. – 4th grade student

She is as professional as she is talented. – New Orleans Center for Creative Arts


Impressive performance. captured the attention of adults and students alike...highly recommended. – Dearborn Park School, Seattle


I can't imagine ever tiring of Elaine's productions... – Interlocken Int. Camp, New Hampshire

A standout... – Jewish Times

Evoking laughter and tears....... this talented performer kept the audience enchanted...  

--Judith Meltzer-Smith, Multi-Arts Resource Specialist, Seattle Public Schools

Your Living History was experienced as powerful snapshots of partnership in women’s lives.  It was beautiful.  Thank you.  – Int. Partnership Way Conference, Tucson, Arizona, August 2000

Critics’ Praises

HEAR US ROAR, A WOMAN'S CONNECTION  Full of surprises...a magical and revelatory quality... --University of New Orleans

Partnow speaks with...a sincerity that can be unsettling.  The best moments come when she takes on the guises of the women she is honoring… – Richard Dodd, The Times-Picayune/States Item

Partnow  reveals a great amount of expertise in portraying outstanding women through the ages... --Shirley Harrison, Jewish Civic Press

VICTIMS OF DUTY  Seguing slickly from frowzy to sexy, she is a chilling female figure. --Hollywood Reporter

MISS PERKINS  A brilliant performance...displays a tough softness that would either absorb a bucket of water thrown on her or  I  turn it to steam as if it were tossed on a sizzling plate.  --Daily Variety      

Performance so powerful that no one in the theatre will ever forget it.  The ovations she gets are richly deserved.  Performance I  like hers is as important as it is rare. --Hollywood Reporter

She is exceptional in the complex role, masochist with initiative, passive manipulator, perversely tender.    --Los Angeles Times

LULLABY  A highly skilled, remarkable young player...a beauty with eyes that melt the heart...played with canny know-how and delightful understanding. --Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

TWO FOR THE SEESAW  For Miss Partnow to I  attempt to recreate the role portrayed on Broadway by Anne Bancroft is no small challenge.  Last night, she made it! --Philadelphia Evening Bulletin                                        

ACRIMONIOUS EYE  She displays very good Elaine May/Barbra Streisand comic abilities. --Daily Variety

WHISKEY FLATS (feature film)  She never seems to be performing but actually living out her life before our eyes...A refreshingly pretty, normal girl...she becomes truly beautiful, positively glowing from within.  --Los Angeles Times

KING LEAR (Louisiana Shakespeare Festival)  A stand-out as Lear's undeserving daughter, Goneril. --Jewish Times  

THE AWAKENING OF SPRING (off-Broadway) Superb...especially Elaine Partnow's free-wheeling model. --Women's Wear Daily

   Quite remarkable as the amoral model. --Show Business Magazine  

THE YEAR BOSTON WON THE PENNANT  A memorable, exciting portrait of a roller derby queen... her dime store hard,humanly-bereft characterization is full of  the stamp and imprint of life.  --Los Angeles Herald Examiner   


The most varied touching performance in the play...a roller derby queen of toughness, charm and unsuspected sadness. --Hollywood Reporter

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE  She is highly gifted, this young woman, and her exuberance, her vitality...are handled with surety and theatrical aplomb.  It would seem that Miss Partnow cannot miss on any assignment. --Lubbock Avalanche-Journal


She ought to be hired permanently.  For my money, she makes the evening.  --KCBS/TV

A GIRL COULD GET LUCKY  Her acting makes an already funny play a hilarious experience.  --Arkansas Democrat

A talented young actress who's going to make it big! --Memphis Commercial Appeal

HE WHO GETS SLAPPED  She has a fanciful air, captures the imagination and interest...right childish tone as doomed circus beauty.    --Los Angeles Times

Smooth professional portrayal seldom matched I by those many years her senior.  --Beverly Hills Times

           Bright and colorful as doomed daughter.  --Daily Variety


THE LAST WORD  A subtle and lively satirist.   --Los Angeles Times