Amy Simon knew something needed to be done when her ten-year-old daughter came home from school, stating she was planning on doing her women's history project on Cher.
Writer/Performer/Cultural Herstorian Amy Simon spent years researching diaries, letters, publications, and biographies and created this unique herstorical edutaining theatrical presentation. Going back and forth from the past to the present, this Mom On A Mission poignantly finds the funny, as she chronicles the struggles and accomplishments of our unheralded, unknown and forgotten heroines whose courage and strength inspire her as she raises two daughters.
Combining theater, history, multi-media, audience interaction, and good old-fashioned story telling, a cast of fabulous females brings these women to life in a very special staged reading. Watch Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony multi-task just like today's mom - running the house, fixing dinner and corralling the kids, all while working on the Fourteenth Amendment. Hear about our first feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, and witness Sojourner Truth's powerful Ain't I Woman speech. Learn how Alice Paul stole President Wilson's parade, and see how she suffered for the cause. Watch Nancy Pelosi become the First Female Speaker of The House; be blown away by Shirley Chisholm's humanity, and see what inspired Bella Abzug. Hear about Victoria Woodhull (the first woman to run for president) and Hillary Clinton, suffrage, maternal profiling, the road to Seneca Falls, abolition and more!
The Ladies In The Show: Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm, Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, The Grimke Sisters, Julia Ward Howe, Nancy Pelosi, Pat Schroeder, Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin
Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher,Eleanor Roosevelt, Betsy Ross,
Sally Hemmings, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, Lucretia Mott, Anne Hutchinson, Mary Dyer, Harriet Tubman, Dolley Madison, Annie Oakley, Alice Paul,The Pankhursts, Mrs. Banks,
Sojourner Truth, Malala Yousafzai, Frances Wright and Victoria Woodhull.
A cast of fabulous female actors brings to life these amazing women.
Rozie Bacchi: has performed off Broadway and in regional theater. She has worked with Spike Lee and John Cameron Mitchell.
Jane Brucker: produced Jane Brucker's Comedy Jam at Folk City in Greenwich Village for many years. Her most famous film role is in Dirty Dancing, playing Baby's older sister Lisa. She's directed and taught playwriting to LA's "under-served" high schoolers.
Susan Peahl: has performed in television, film and onstage (Broadway on and off) and has been improvising and teaching improv professionally for over twenty years in New York with The First Amendment and Chicago City Limits and here in Los Angeles with TheatreSports, ACME Comedy Theater and The Liquid Radio Players
Mary Macvean: is a senior features writer at LA Times, an author, frequent panelist, guest blogger and web show host focusing on mind, body and food. She is also the mother of two young men.
Clara Rodriguez: has been performing improv in New York and Los Angeles with such companies as Theatre Sports, First Amendment and Wrought Irony. Regionally she's worked at the Millbrook Playhouse in Pennsylvania and The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. She's also the creator/director of Psycho Therapy, a web series featuring Mark McCracken as a dysfunctional psychotherapist.
Amy Simon: has been acting in and producing theater for most of her adult life. Motherhood inspired her playwrighting career. Her first play "Cheerios In My Underwear" holds the record as the longest running solo show in Los Angeles and raising her daughters inspired her to write SHE'S HISTORY!
West Hollywood City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library (View)
625 N. San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069