2019 Chippawa, Sarasota, FL 34234
Performance Description: Women Masters. Celebrating women, art and life, these programs use the magic of theatre to bring these artists to your audience. While displaying reproductions of their work, the artists discuss their subjects and style. Often in their own words, they describe the people and events that shaped their lives and art. Mary Cassatt, known for her frankness, describes her life in France during the birth of Impressionism. Georgia O’Keeffe conducts a tour through her sensational flowers and abstracts to the vastness of the American West. Lilla Cabot Perry discusses her friendship with Claude Monet and the story of Giverny, the “cradle of American Impressionism.”
Carrie Sue Ayvar
1829 NE 179 St., N. Miami Beach, FL 33162
Performance Description: Everyone’s heard of Miami Beach! See it through the eyes of Rose Weiss: Mother of Miami Beach, who transformed it, with persistence and a smile, from a sparsely populated sandbar (where Jews like her could only live in the southernmost tip) into the world famous multicultural metropolis it is today. Or you can meet trailblazing Doc Anner: Petticoat Doctor of the Everglades, 2nd female doctor in Florida. Artist, physician, pharmacist, wife, mother (and even veterinarian when called upon) she braved alligators, rattlesnakes, violent outlaws and chauvinism to help and heal her patients. Q&A sessions follow with storyteller, performance artist and Chautauqua Scholar Carrie Sue Ayvar.
Performance Description: In Our Right Minds™ has been igniting audiences at the United Nations, universities, conferences, expos, holistic learning centers and theaters with a powerful message delivered in an entertaining, engaging format. Dale Allen's passionate presentation guides women to their strength as leaders and leads men to strength without armor, restoring the validity of right brain, "feminine" strengths in humanity. In Our Right Minds is enlightening, inspirational and fun! Ms. Allen returns to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women 2014.
This dynamic, multi media “Cape Canaveral lift-off” features history, myth, original songs, art, artifacts, characters and comedy. Dale Allen, a veteran of corporate and commercial communications, gives voice to a brilliant, long-forgotten intelligence that is within each of us – the intelligence of the right hemisphere of the brain, the “gatherer-nurturer” side.
In Our Right Minds™, explores the goddess archetype as a metaphor for our right-brain wisdom. Without an understanding of this archetype, women have been left with no clear model to guide them to their strength and wholeness, and men have been forced to suppress vast parts of their own intuitive, emotional and nurturing natures.
Leadership for a new era will be based on the integration of the feminine, as expressed through both women and men. The restoration of the sacred feminine has profound implications for every sphere of leadership within families, communities, businesses, health, education, governments and the global economy. The United Nations’ World Conference on Women affirms that the advancement of women is central to every dimension of global development. A sustainable world cannot be built using the old, out-of-balance model; In Our Right Minds™ illuminates an alternative.
“The Mother has left a memory in us all.”
New Video: Amelia Earhart "live" on stage, written & performed by Roberta Bassin
Mary Jane Bradbury
“I wish I had had an applause meter when the performance concluded, for rarely have I heard such thunderous approval and yells of “bravo” from an audience.” Director, Gallatin Historical Society
“The combination of Ms. Bradbury’s persuasive theatrical skills and depth of research brought the story alive in an unparalleled way.” Kim Kapalka, C. M. Russell Museum
“She is such a powerful and professional presenter that we were all spellbound with her presentation.” Elinore Grow, American Association of University Women
Visit www.biosinhistory.com for more information.
TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty -Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. The Off-Broadway hit starring Emmy Award-winning Elaine Bromka, this unforgettably vivid one-woman show offers a behind-the-scenes look at three former First Ladies. Critically acclaimed for its blend of wit, intimacy, and passion. Experience this journey of three women who suddenly found themselves celebrities -- in what Pat Nixon called “the hardest unpaid job in the world!
“Good stories…subtle…even silence is emotion-filled.” — The New York Times
“Bromka wonderfully embodies the three women.” — This Week in New York
“Marvelous…poignant…the authors have humanized their subjects.” — The Star-Ledger
“Brilliant! Reaches across the aisles.” — WomenArts
“A fascinating evening...laced with insight, emotion and humor.” — Times Herald-Record
“6 out of 5 stars!” — Austinonline.com
“Perfect.” — KDHX
A TV (Girls, Law & Order, Sex & the City, E.R., Sopranos and more), Broadway, Off-Broadway and film (the Uncle Buck mom) veteran, Bromka starred as eight of the First Ladies in The Presidents for PBS. Her “Acting on Camera” and “Making Your Monologue Hot!” workshops, which she has taught at over 100 colleges and high schools, are also available as part of a residency. Extensive references, interviews, and residency information on website. Theaters, performing art centers, colleges, museums, clubs, fund raisers. Over 100 venues have included the Smithsonian, the Cerritos Arts Center, the Long Arts Center, the Straz, and theaters and colleges nationwide.
138 Knickerbocker Rd.
Englewood NJ, 07631
Description: Celebrating Women! A dynamic, multimedia PowerPoint presentation of photographs enlivened by award-winning author Penny Colman’s narration and commentary. For fifteen years, Colman has traveled throughout America to parks, cemeteries, historic sites, city streets, buildings, nature preserves, gardens, etc. to locate and photograph monuments, markers, and memorials to historic women. Now, she has compiled her extraordinary collection of photographs into an entertaining, informative, and inspiring presentation that can be adapted to suit different venues. Colman is the author of many biographies and social histories including Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front In World War II and Adventurous Women: Eight True Stories about Women Who Made a Difference.
P.O. Box 362
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 712-4400
Description: Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr. has studied the historic drive to win the vote by American women for over 15 years. After attending the University of Santa Clara in California, he joined the staff of the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence in Palo Alto where he designed and co-edited “The Power of the People: Active Nonviolence in the United States” (Peace Press: 1977). This illustrated history traced nonviolent tactics and philosophy throughout U.S. history from William Penn to Martin Luther King, Jr., and awakened an interest in the woman suffrage movement. Moving to Pt. Reyes Station in 1977, he opened Robert Cooney Graphic Design and subsequently created hundreds of books, publications, and special projects for commercial and non-profit clients. In 1993 he started the Woman Suffrage Media Project to coordinate and further efforts to popularize this little known part of American history. He also began research for a photographic history of the suffrage movement, and over the following years visited or corresponded with major libraries and historical societies across the country. Recipient of a research grant from The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard, he served as a researcher and consultant for several suffrage related books, publications, and films including the PBS documentary, “One Women, One Vote.” After over a decade of work, he completed the lavishly illustrated, 500 page history, “Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement,” full of facts and images documenting women’s early political achievements. The book received glowing reviews and was recommended as an essential resource for the nation’s public and school libraries. He has spoken at the Smithsonian Institution, the National Constitution Center, and the Library of Congress, emphasizing in particular the successful grassroots political campaigns suffragists waged between 1910 and 1920. Mr. Cooney received the “Write Women Back Into History” Award in 2005 from the National Women’s History Project in recognition of his work uncovering this empowering chapter in American history. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he lives with his wife in Half Moon Bay, California and is available to speak in California and nationally about this important part of American history.
Kelly knows the stories behind the first bra, the disposable diaper, the fold-away bed, the automatic hair-curling device, the dishwasher, and the first pioneer to implement a plan for selling via house party.
When it comes to medicine, everything from advanced cataract surgery to the first newborn scoring system (the Apgar Score) traces back to a woman. A woman was also in the forefront of training the very first seeing eye dogs ever used in this country---a life-changing event for those who couldn’t see.
Audiences will be educated, entertained, and enlightened by Kate’s engaging talk.
Michele LaRue (AEA, SAG-AFTRA; Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society, SSAWW, SSASS, C19, American Culture Association)
Performance Description: A perfect fit for NWHP’s 2015 theme, "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives." My repertoire of Tales Well Told brings to life literature by and about women of America’s Gilded Age.?Enthusiastic presenters range from colleges and universities, to woman’s clubs and professional organizations, to libraries and historical societies, to corporations and the military. (Schools: recommended for grades 7 – 12 with preparation.) ?More than 350 sponsors include Chicago’s Newberry Library, DC’s National Portrait Gallery, NYC’s Womenkind festivals, and international conferences of the Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society, the American Quilter’s Society, and the Popular/American Culture associations.
Reviews (attributions/references on request): “Side-splitting”; “outstanding”; “wicked.”
Reviews (attributions/references on request): “It’s difficult to find the words to describe the wonder of what you do”; “What you have to offer is priceless.”
Reviews (attributions/references on request): “An actor’s tour de force.” “LaRue brings Twain’s Eve radiantly to life.”
Reviews (attributions/references on request): “Extraordinary, haunting”; “incredible”; “moving and anguished portrayal”; “LaRue is as close to perfect as possible.”
730 Second Street #469
PO Box 469
Phone: (707) 636-2888
Fax: (707) 636-2909
Description: Believing that knowing the importance of women’s historic achievements creates a larger, more expansive vision of what is possible, MacGregor in 1980 co-founded the National Women’s History Project (NWHP), which spearheaded the movement for what has become National Women’s History Month. MacGregor has served as the Executive Director of the NWHP for the past 25 years. During that time, she has worked with leaders of national women’s organizations to encourage them to celebrate their own organizations’ history as well as to build coalitions to develop programs and events that celebrate the vast array of women’s historic achievements. She has worked with school districts throughout the country to train teachers in ways to integrate a multicultural women’s history perspective into the school curriculum. She is a recognized expert in the field of women’s history and has keynoted hundreds of women’s history events and conferences.
Studio: 220 South Berlin Road, Lindenwold, NJ 08021
Mailing: PO Box 32, Gibbsboro, NJ 08026
Description: Performance Description: Soraida Martinez is a nationally recognized artist/writer/social advocate who since 1992 has been promoting peace and tolerance through her Verdadism paintings with written social commentaries. Some of the themes that the artist addresses in her presentation are racism, sexism, stereotyping, ethnocentrism, feminism, personal relationships, healthcare and current social issues that affect 21st century America society. The purpose of Soraida’s Verdadism Exhibition is to promote humanity through art and words that foster open-mindedness and acceptance of the differences in all human beings. The artist has appeared at major universities, corporations and institutions (e.g., Columbia University, Trinity College, Towson University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Department of Community Development, Vanguard Group) throughout the northeast, but is available nationwide. She is also the author of a book on the art of Verdadism and she has been recognized by educational and governmental organizations for her socially conscious art and social statements. This presentation is appropriate for college level students and adults.
Availability: New Jersey
These Latinas serve as examples—that each of us has the power to make a positive mark in this world.
Sylvia’s other lecture topics include:
The Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength & Success was selected for the 2007 California Collection for High Schools by the California Readers’ Association. Sylvia has presented at C-Span Book TV, The L.A. Times Festival of Books, Book Expo America, Southern California Writers’ Conference and Latino Book & Family Festival.
Sylvia earned her M.A. in Digital Journalism from National University, her B.A. in Print Journalism from the University of Southern California, and certification in Women’s Studies from San Diego State University. A journalist, author, teacher, and editor, Sylvia continues to adamantly believe in the power of the written word, that every person has a story to tell—and that these stories need to be shared.Availability: National
PO Box 236, Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (Booking Agent Tam Martin) 503-281-3874
Description: Using concert, keynote, and song/talk formats, Holly Near presents story-telling, song and critical thinking to bring attention to contemporary feminism and activism. Her work is a quintessential example of a period in our history that needs to be told. Her story gives context and life to the social change movements of the 1970's and 80's including the anti-war movement, the women's movement, the women's cultural movement, the gay rights movement, the environmental movement, and the global peace movement. Near's work in these movements is a primary example of how Women Change America and telling her story is teaching women's history. She demystifies activism and invites a new generation into the power path of social change.
Availability: National and International
120 Cabrini Blvd, New York, NY 10033
Performance description: Anne Pasquale's Living History Programs. Offers participational Women's History Programs for audiences of all ages. This year's show roster includes:
The Legendary Lady of The Overland, Calamity Jane
America's First Female Reporter, Nellie Bly
The Revolutionary, Deborah Sampson
Helen and Me, the Story of Annie Sullivan Macy and Helen Keller
Liberty Belles, Stories and Songs of Immigration
A free 45 minute walk-about is offered with every assembly. Or with any of our shows you can follow up with a 5-day residency ending in a final primary source presentation created and performed by all participants.
Live music, join-in re-enactments and historical fun, highlight every presentation.
The performers are body-miked and can accommodate audiences up to 500 in number.
Fees prior to travel are: $500.00 for a single program and $700.00 for two performances back to back.
Performance Description: Educate, motivate and inspire your audience with stirring musical theater featurng real Can-Do Women who exceeded the expectations of their time. Each 50- minute show Women: Back to the Future or Petticoats in Politics includes clever onstage costume and makeup changes creating magical transitions between historical periods. 3-4 women featured per show; Selections include Abigail Adams - First Lady, Sacagawea - Native American Guide, Lucy Stone - 19th Century Suffragist, Bessie Coleman - African American Pilot, Rachel Carson - Environmentalist- Award Winning Writer , Marian Anderson Singer/Humanitarian, Eleanor Roosevelt - First Lady of the World/Humanitarian, Louise Arner Boyd - Explorer who led SEVEN Arctic Expeditions!, Alice Paul - 20th Century Suffragist, Rose Crabtree - member of The 1920 All Women Town Council of Jackson Hole, WY. Juliette Low - Founder of Girls Scouts, Betty Ford - First Lady, founder of Betty Ford Center, drug and alcohol treatment Kate’s newest show Petticoats in Politics educates audiences to a vital yet neglected era of American history. Petticoats in Politics.
Each woman portrayed in the context of her time with song, monologue, poetry, and movement. Optional Q&A after performance. The closing song includes American Sign Language. Shows are adapted to each audience. Excellent for schools K-12, College and University, Government, Military, Conferences, Conventions, Women and Civic Groups. Tours nationwide.
In Forging Frontiers, Kate brings to life historic American women STEM leaders and highlights diverse contemporary STEM role models. Meet Rachel Carson - marine biologist, writer and environmentalist; and Louise A. Boyd who led SEVEN Arctic expeditions in the 1920's and 1930's!
Forging Frontiers helps break through cultural biases, highlights inspiring STEM role models and encourages participants to further explore STEM classes and career options. "If you see it-you can be it!". Program adapts for audiences 8 years to adults.
P.E. 8547 E. Arapahoe Road, PMB J189
Greenwood Village, CO 80112-1430\
Description: Co-author of Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America, Jill S.Tietjen is an author, speaker, and electrical engineer. She is one of the top historians in the country on scientific and technical women. She is the CEO of Technically Speaking, a national consulting company specializing in improving opportunities for women and girls to have more career options in technology. Tietjen uses highly visual PowerPoint presentations, accompanied by a beautiful banner stand display, to highlight women’s accomplishments from U.S. history as documented in Her Story. Topics are usually customized to the audience and include: “The Power of the Women on Whose Shoulders We Stand”, “Not Without the Women”, “Black Women Who Changed America,” and “Dare to Dream”. Please visit www.herstoryatimeline.com for book reviews, to see Tietjen in television interviews and on C-SPAN/Book TV, to hear her on the radio (including NPR), and to learn more about the topics.
8547 E. Arapahoe Road, PMB J189
Greenwood Village, CO 80112-1430
Description: Co-author of Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America, Charlotte S. Waisman, Ph.D. is a nationally known champion for women. Over the last 25 years, she has advocated for women as a professor, political activist, keynote speaker, and expert witness. She is currently a vice president with a world-wide consulting company specializing in large-scale leadership, gender, and culture changes. Waisman is also Director of Human Resources for the Women’s Vision Foundation, through which she speaks extensively across the country and conducts leadership workshops. Waisman uses highly visual PowerPoint presentations, accompanied by a beautiful banner stand display, to highlight women’s accomplishments from U.S. history as documented in Her Story. Topics are usually customized to the audience and include: “The Power of the Women on Whose Shoulders We Stand”, “Not Without the Women”, “Black Women Who Changed America,” and “Dare to Dream”. Please visit www.herstoryatimeline.com for book reviews, to see Waisman in television interviews and on C-SPAN/Book TV, to hear her on the radio (including NPR), and to learn more about the topics.
Barbara Joan Zeitz, MA