She’s History

 

Chatting with Gloria Steinem after my Bella Abzug performance. Photo by Robin L Gallagher

Chatting with Gloria Steinem.

Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, who said; "with admiration for a terrific performance".

Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman

Photo Credits: Robin Gallagher

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UPCOMING EVENTS

CELEBRATE WOMEN’S EQUALITY!!

Saturday August 26th 8:00pm

Sunday August 27th 2:00pm

Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, LA 90068

(Free Parking Lot Across The Street)

Please support Theatre West’s  Summer Solo Shows Fundraisers.

BUY TICKETS

Tickets By Phone: (323) 851-7977

Info and/or talk to Amy:  (310) 308-0947

KIDS Ten and Up FREE On Sunday!

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“If perticular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice or Representation.”
– Abigail Adams, 1776

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OH YEAH!

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WOMEN’S HISTORY NEWS

March is Women’s History Month,
But Women (And Men) Made Some Amazing HERstory in January.

January 21st, 2017, a day that will live in hearts, minds, books, blogs, newspapers, magazines, airwaves, tweets, posts, pictures – HERstory – forever!

A grandmother in Hawaii – Theresa Shook – had an idea. “What if women marched on Washington around Inauguration Day en masse?” she posted on Facebook. And LAUNCHED a movement.

Women’s March on Washington Trumps Inauguration

Theresa invited 40 of her friends to march on Washington for women’s rights. Then, she went to bed AND WOKE UP TO 10,000 RESPONSES!

LA TIMES Who Started the March

So much has happened in our country and to our collective psyche since Saturday, January 21st, when I cuddled under the covers, home sick, drinking tea and inhaling eucalyptus infused steam. Unable to march, but able to watch – in absolute awe – and take in, be inspired by, blown away by – not just moved – but catapulted to DO…. to TAKE ACTION! What a day. Completely inspired by what I was witnessing and from all the calls, texts, emails and messages from all of YOU – my world of fabulous – males and females, I began writing this email, hoping to somehow capture the energy, community, heart, empowerment, and passion that POURED out of my television and straight into my heart.

My tears flowed ALL DAY. I watched the Washington March.

There was Gloria…

Gloria Steinem Speech

…and families…

Families March Together

…and America Ferrara, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, Senators Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tammy Duckworth, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Celebrities, Activists, Artists; Janelle Monae, Michael Moore, Alicia Keyes, Scarlett Johansson, Angela Davis, Melissa Harris Perry, Van Jones. Amy Schumer introduced Madonna who spoke, sang danced and cursed. There were so many more – unknown peeps and peeps with “names” like Cher – who couldn’t make it to the stage because of crowd gridlock. I SOBBED watching Ashley Judd. She knocked it out of the park performing a poem and seared my soul with her passion and its beauty. Titled “I Am A Nasty Woman”, it was written by nineteen year old Nina Donovan.

Ashley Judd Performs “I Am A Nasty Woman”

There were record breaking totally peaceful protest marches everywhere!

In Los Angeles, where I live and planned to march, around 750,000 people showed up! SO many friends marched along with Jane Fonda, Barbara Streisand, Lily Tomlin, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Natalie Portman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Laverne Cox, Kerry Washington, Juliette Lewis, Mandy Moore, Jessica Biel, Vanessa Hudgens, Marcia Gay Harden, Helen Hunt, just to name a few. Around the country speakers included Elizabeth Warren, Whoopi, Iconic Congressman John Lewis, Helen Mirren, Yoko!

Since 2007, I have been researching, reading, studying, producing and performing SHE’S HISTORY!, my play about women who make and made history. Overcome with emotion, I was struck by our herstory.

March 31st, 1776, Abigail Adams writes to her husband John asking him to “Remember the Ladies.”

“…and, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”

Dear John does NOT pay attention to, or remember the Ladies.

READ MORE…

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PAST EVENTS

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Saturday, August 27th at 8:00PM

Please join us for a free staged reading of

A New All Female Multi-Cast Version of

SHE IS HISTORY!

Please join Laraine Newman, Cathy Ladman, Melanie Chartoff, Jane Brucker, and many more and support our campaign to produce and film a staged reading of “SHE IS HISTORY!”, a new play with lots of women, written BY a woman, ABOUT women, who MAKE and MADE history.

I am raising money through Kickstarter with the ultimate goal of getting the play published. Once published, the play can be offered to high schools, colleges, and theaters. The road to play publication by a Samuel French or Dramatists Play Service, starts in a theater.

The reading is at Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West in Los Angeles, at 8:00PM on Saturday, August, 27th. This is the day after Women’s Equality Day, the day we celebrate women WINNING the right to vote in 1920, with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Please click here to check out the campaign: 

SHE IS HISTORY!

If you are in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 27th, please make a reservation to attend this free reading of the new

ALL FEMALE “SHE IS HISTORY!” 

Info and Reservations: (310) 308-0947

amysimon@sheshistory.com

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

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SUNDAY MARCH 13th, 2016 at 2:00PM

CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!

The Lounge Theatre in Hollywood

6201 Santa Monica Blvd., 90038

2 blocks East of Vine – Sunday street parking is free

( Sunday March 13th is Daylight Savings – clocks go ahead one hour)

 (310) 308-0947

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Women’s Equality Day 2015

SHOW UP, BECAUSE WE WON…

Yes, we WON … the right to vote!
It’s Women’s Equality Day!
Come celebrate with a performance of
SHE’S HISTORY! at The Lounge Theatre
Sunday, August 23rd, at 5:00 PM
6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038
(Two blocks East of Vine. Sunday street parking is free.)

Info and Reservations: (310) 308-0947

August 23 2015 flyer

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NWHP feminist majority event

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 7th at 2:00PM

The Lounge Theatre, Hollywood, California
Part of Hollywood STAG

6201 Santa Monica Blvd. (2 blocks East of Vine)
Produced by Theatre Planners
Tickets: $20

BUY TICKETS
or call (323) 960-7788  to reserve

December 17, 2014 show flyer

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 19th at 3:00PM

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS (LOCATED NEXT TO JONES COFFEE)

WEST HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY

625  N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, , California  90069

Free Parking with validation in the West Hollywood 5-story parking structure

Tickets:  $20

Discounts for WEHO residents, seniors and students

BUY TICKETS

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014    6 pm – 9 pm
West Hollywood City Council Chambers & Auto court
625 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Join the West Hollywood City Council and the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board for an empowering and interactive event commemorating the 94th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States.

The celebration will include special guest speakers Keltie Knight, The Insider; Elizabeth Ralston, President, League of Women Voters, Los Angeles, a theatrical performance from the play “She’s History” by Cultural Herstorian Amy Simon, followed by a reception.

The event is FREE and OPEN to the public!

Free Parking with Validation in the 5-story parking structure.

The program will be televised on WeHoTV and available on demand at www.weho.org 

RSVP: whwedrsvp@gmail.com or 323-848-6823

Co-Sponsored by:  Feminist Majority, Ms. Magazine, National Women’s History Museum, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles,National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles, and Hollywood NOW.

LOS ANGELES – SATURDAY JUNE 21st at 3:00PM
Upcoming Special Staged Reading new stagedreadingeflier

Read all about it and more…. 

 

Malibu
Sunday April 6th at 7:00PM

Presented by Carla and Leigh McCloskey, whose beautiful private home called OLANDAR is an event venue, filled with amazing art.

Come a little early and enjoy the exhibit before the show.

Donation: $20.00
Location: Olandar, Home of Carla and Leigh McCloskey in Malibu,Ca 
RSVP as Space is Limited
For address, more information and RSVP:
Please email: carlamccloskey@aol.com or call, 310-457-5398.

SAN DIEGO

The WOMEN’S MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA

http://womensmuseumca.org

2730 Historic Decatur Rd. Barracks 16
San Diego, CA 92106(619) 233-7963

SATURDAY March 22nd at 7:00PM

BUY TICKETS

SUNDAY MARCH 23rd at 3:00PM

BUY TICKETS

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LOS ANGELES

SUNDAYS AT 5PM DECEMBER 8th, 15th, AND 22nd AT THE LOUNGE THEATER

6201 Santa Monica BlvdHollywood

BUY TICKETS

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LOS ANGELES

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2013

2:00PM MATINEE

SHE’S HISTORY! RETURNS TO

The Lounge Theater

 

in Hollywood

6201 Santa Monica Blvd (two blocks East of Vine)

BUY TICKETS

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Saturday September 14th at 11AM

Banning Residence Museum

401 East M Street, Wilmington, CA 90744

Tel: (310) 548-777

 

 
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Sunday April 21st at 2:00PM
The Lounge Theatre
6201  Santa Monica Blvd (2 blocks East of Vine)
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Thursday February 21st  at 7:00PM
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, California 90807(562) 570-1755
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THANKSGIVING FUNDRAISER

New York City

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17th at 7:00PM

The Museum Of Motherhood

401 East 84th Street at 1st Avenue (212.452.9816)

http://www.mommuseum.org/theater/

 

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NEW YORK CITY

MONDAY NOVEMBER 19th

5:30-8:30PM

Manhattan Borough President’s Office

One Centre Street

Exhibit Runs November 1st-30th

Reception Monday November 19th

Women On The Move Celebrates

The Thirty-fifth Anniversary of

The National

Women’s Conference of 1977

 

Ticket Info Coming Soon

Presented by Jeanette Watson Sanger and

Diana Mara Henry – Bella Abzug’s Official Photographer

Featuring Former Commissioners, Delegates and Bella’s Former Staffers

Honored Guests Include:  Former Commissioner Rita Elway Brogan

Feminist, Author and Activist Kate Millet

and Amy Simon performing as Bella Abzug

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Texas, November 19th, 1977 The Spirit Of Houston

Trail Blazing, Hat-Wearing, Peace-Making Bella Abzug – who joined Congress at the age of fifty – pulled off another miracle, organizing The National Women’s Conference which she got the government to pay for!  A Fabulous Federal First and a major major coup! With a “special emphasis on the representation of low-income women, members of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious groups, and women of all ages,” every state was represented with two thousand delegates, along with eighteen-thousand women and supportive men, many husbands, who supported their wives by carrying their little babies so the moms could go to meetings.  Also carried – a torch from Seneca Falls, New York (home of the First Women’s Conference in 1848) to Houston, Texas.  It was presented to Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford and Rosalyn Carter who said it was“…the most important and exciting conference I have ever attended”.  Also on hand, Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, Billie Jean King and of course the glorious Gloria Steinem, to name a few. The thirty-fifth Anniversary of this historic event is being celebrated in Manhattan, Monday, November 19th 2012, with yours truly speaking as Bella Abzug.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT

 

Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalyn Carter, Betty Ford and Bella Abzug

 

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PAST EVENTS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21st at 7:00PM

 

SHE’S HISTORY! back at The Lounge Theater in Hollywood

6201 Santa Monica Blvd at El Centro (just East of Vine)

Click Here For Lounge Tickets

July 11th New York City

 

 

 

Los Angeles – Three Matinees In May

 

SHE’S HISTORY! back at The Lounge Theater in Hollywood

Sundays at 2:00PM

May 6th, Sunday May 13th – MOTHER’S DAY! and Sunday May 20th

 

 

New York City, March 2012

Benefit for Museum Of Motherhood

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San Diego, California

March 2012

 

Women’s Museum Of California Fundraiser

Downtown YWCA Auditorium

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Monterey, California

March 15th

U.S. Army Fort Hunter Liggett

Ethnic Observance Women’s History Month

 

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Burbank, California

Burbank Public Library Young Adult Services

 

7:00PM Thursday, February 23, 2012

Buena Vista Branch Library

300 N. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 238-5620

FREE!

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Boynton Beach, Florida

Monday February 13th

Banyan Springs Woman’s Club

Private Show

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  1. […] She’s History, Amy Simon’s long running theatrical display of the important women who shaped the history of this country, is performing on Aug 26 (Women’s Equality Day) and Aug 27 at Theatre West. […]