She’s History

 

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

Chatting with Gloria Steinem after my Bella Abzug performance.

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

Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, who said, “with admiration for a terrific performance”.

Photo Credits: Robin Gallagher

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UPCOMING 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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LATEST BLOG

AUGUST 2016

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th at 8:00 PM
Theatre West, Los Angeles

shes_history_logo2the NEW ALL FEMALE MULTI- CAST play,
ABOUT women who MAKE and MADE history.
Written BY a woman…

  • Why do high schools, universities and theaters have so few all-female plays to choose from?
  • Why do we know more about Kim Kardashian than Abigail Adams?
  • Why did a ten year old girl think it was a good idea to do her women’s history report on Cher? And why did her teacher let her?

We do not know our Women’s History.
We are not taught our Women’s History.
PLEASE, help us change that.
SHE IS HISTORY KICKSTARTER

Nina Roosevelt Gibson (Eleanor Roosevelt’s granddaughter) had THIS to say about SHE IS HISTORY!
“Your project really hit home with me…
I’m happy to support it.  I was so moved by the fact that the women who have tried to ‘crack the ceiling’ seem to have been forgotten particularly by younger women and girls.
Reaching them in the schools is so very important.” 

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Eleanor Roosevelt

“Remember The Ladies” … Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams

It costs between $30,000 and $70,000 to produce a fully realized play in a small (45 seat) or medium (under 99 seat) theater in Los Angeles.

I am raising JUST $5,000 through Kickstarter to produce and film a STAGED READING, to shop to producers and theaters, so THEY can put it on a stage.

Click below to see the trailer and pledge:

SHE IS HISTORY KICKSTARTER

These talented generous actresses will be on the stage
DONATING their time and talent.
Laraine Newman
Melanie Chartoff
Cathy Ladman
Mo Gaffney
Jane Brucker
and more…

READ MORE…

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MARCH 2016

It’s Women’s History Month! Allow me to enlighten, highlight, celebrate and honor a few – just a few – utterly fabulous females who – in 2015 – heroically inspired, educated, entertained, motivated and ultimately empower US to follow their lead.

**DISCLAIMER: No way I could cover ALL the fabulous females! So please feel free to post your own at:

https://www.facebook.com/Shes-History-The-Most-Dangerous-Women-in-America-Then-and-Now-383372816873/

Let’s start with Patricia Arquette, who admits to losing two acting jobs from her acceptance speech demanding equality for women at the 2015 Oscars.

“I’m okay with that,” she said. “But it’s not just about acting, and it’s not about me as an actor. I don’t believe this is fair for anybody. I want to live in the America I believe in, that really is fair, that really has possibilities, and really does treat people of all races and all sexes equally.”

Patricia Arquette

Her speech caused a FIRESTORM! She won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing a divorced working, struggling, abused, educated American mom in the groundbreaking film Boyhood.

In 2014, The Sony hackers did a GREAT job of exposing Hollywood’s salary gender inequity. That’s how Jennifer Lawrence became enlightened, and wrote her highly publicized 2015 essay, “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars”.

http://www.lennyletter.com/work/a147/jennifer-lawrence-why-do-i-make-less-than-my-male-costars/

Charlize Theron negotiated a ten million dollar raise, and many more actresses – and actors – came out publicly supporting the women, condemning the system and demanding equality.

Natalie Portman arrives at the UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies 5th Annual Gala held at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on May 5, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California./picture alliance Photo by: BREUEL-BILD/ABB/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Photo by: BREUEL-BILD/ABB/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Natalie Portman agreed to play the role of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in the biopic, but ONLY if a FEMALE director got hired.

http://time.com/3921744/natalie-portman-ruth-bader-ginsburg-female-director/

And NOW, the ACLU is investigating sexism in Hollywood. Of course, Geena Davis and her Institute On Gender In Media (http://seejane.org) has been working on this for YEARS!

Meryl Streep

“We need half. That’s all we ask. Half. Half. In the House. In the Senate. At Universal. At Sony. If it were half, I can’t say the world would be better, but it would be representative,” said Ms. Streep on a press tour.

Rising to her feet, clapping wildly as she supported Arquette at the 2015 Oscars, was Meryl Streep, also nominated for her role in Into The Woods. But Meryl Streep’s ROLE MODELING continued in 2015 when she played the pioneering, militant, bomb throwing, window smashing, vote getting suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, in the film Suffragette. This tragically realistic story of what women went through and sacrificed, to participate in the elective franchise, was directed by a woman, Sarah Gavron. It was written by a woman named Abi Morgan, who also wrote the 2011 film Iron Lady about Margaret Thatcher, starring Meryl Streep. Meryl Streep donated ONE MILLION DOLLARS of her Iron Lady salary to help build A National Women’s History Museum in Washington D.C. Yeah, we don’t have one. Still. No physical museum. Just a virtual one.

In Los Angeles in 2015, twenty million dollars was just spent building a car museum. Yup.

READ MORE…

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PAST EVENTS

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

 

http://www.dianamarahenry.com

 

 

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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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