For grades: 6th though 12th
Requirements for live visit: Private dressing room. All props and costumes will be provided by the performer.
Fees for live visit: Base fee: $250.00 per show, with graduating discount for multiple programs at the same school
This actress knows precisely what she is saying and how to speak it to the finest effect. --- Drama-Logue, Los Angeles
CLARA BARTON: She was a timid, fragile young girl, who would never speak up for herself. But for others, she was fearless. This program on the most famous nurse of the Civil War, and founder of the American Red Cross is presented as a lecture, while Clara re-lives her adventures in the War Between the States, and urges United States participation in the Geneva Convention.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY:"Failure is impossible" was her motto, even though she died in 1906, fourteen years before women gained the right to vote in Presidential elections. Based on actual events and speeches, the audience witnesses Susan's exciting transformation from schoolteacher, to temperance worker to abolitionist to the greatest organizer of the Women's Rights Movement.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT: The beloved author of Little Women talks with wry humor about her life, as the daughter of a Trancendentalist and the family breadwinner, while she performs excerpts from her favorite stories.
Also available - JANE AUSTEN An afternoon tea with the English authoress of Pride and Prejudice and Emma.
MARY BURKIN is a professional actress (Screen Actor's Guild, Actor's Equity Association member) who has been writing and performing her own one-person shows on famous women in American History for over 15 years. Additional professional theatre credits include work with the American Living History Theatre and three seasons with the Nevada Shakespeare Company. Television credits include Facts of Life and Knot's Landing.
Mary is the winner of a Drama-Logue award for playwriting, and has also written and produced an original romantic comedy called Flat Feet. Mary holds a B.A. in Drama from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in Theatre from California State Univerisity, Long Beach, and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Her company, The Road Show is based in Burbank, California, where she is also a practicing attorney, and leads playwriting workshops for local non-profit organizations.