Amelia Earhart

One of the most acclaimed artists of the 20th century, Georgia O'Keeffe is renowned for her brilliant paintings of flowers, nature, and the landscape around her homes in New Mexico. Learn about the creation of these paintings, as well as the complex woman whose mythmaking encompassed both her paintings and her life.

Lizzie Borden

Portrayals

available for 2021

Unfortunately, I am not able to do programs not listed here. Only the programs listed here are available for 2021. If you'd like me to consider reviving a prior program, send me an email with your request, using the information on the "contact" page of this website.

Georgia O'Keeffe

Eleanor Roosevelt grew from a shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven champion of human rights. In this program, Eleanor grapples with whether or not to join the United Nations. As she considers her options, she shares stories of her childhood, her marriage , her work during two wars, her husband's bout with polio, coming to the White House in 1933, and Franklin's death. As she speaks, she reveals the warm, honest, and passionate woman she was.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Leslie Goddard

Meet Britain’s famous monarch. Learn about her childhood, the abdication of her uncle, her marriage to Prince Philip of Greece, her World War II service, and her struggle to balance her roles as queen and mother. Get to know the woman behind the images, her sense of humor and savvy intelligence with which she meets her demanding obligations.

Requirements for any living-history portrayal program:

  • Open space of about 7 X 10 feet (or so) for performing
  • Microphone (lapel preferred), if you think it's needed or desirable

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Louisa May Alcott

In 2018, the beloved novel Little Women celebrated its 150th birthday. In this historical portrayal of celebrated  author Louisa May Alcott. As Miss Alcott shares stories about the creation of Little Women, she also reminisces about her life, including her poverty-stricken childhood, her struggles to succeed as a writer, and the unexpected, phenomenal success of Little Women in 1868.​

The story of Lizzie Borden comes alive in this historical portrayal set in 1892. Accused of murdering her father and stepfather, Lizzie looks back on her painful childhood, her life in Fall River, Massachusetts, and her troubled relationship with her father. Was Lizzie a desperate daughter who resorted to murder ... or an innocent victim who could never escape her own trauma?

Queen Elizabeth II

Alice Paul: Winning Votes for Women

The dynamic women's suffrage leader who pioneered radical techniques to get women the vote

 

Civil War Nurse Clara Barton

The first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield

 

Rachel Carson: The Woman Who Launched the Environmental Movement

Environmental writer, marine biologist, author of the ground-breaking book Silent Spring (1962).

 

Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Kennedy

An imagined meeting at the Smithsonian Museum's First Ladies exhibition, Mrs. Lincoln (portrayed by Laura Keyes) and Mrs. Kennedy (portrayed by Leslie Goddard) remember life in the White House, the role of First Lady, and the challenges of facing life after their husbands' deaths. [NOTE: The program fee and mileage rates are higher for this program since two presenters are involved.]

The courageous exploits and charismatic personality of aviator Amelia Earhart made her an international celebrity. Her dazzling achievements include being the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane (1928), the first woman to pilot herself across the Atlantic by plane (1932). She set numerous speed and altitude records before disappearing mysteriously in 1937 during an attempted around-the-world flight.