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Elaine Partnow brings authenticity and life to those women in history whose character and courage we know nothing or little. Her understanding of the real words of the women she portrays elucidates these diverse women  and inspires us, as we watch her transform herself into these important and often lesser known female figures. We travel with her--in costume and in historical context–and her passion to arrive at a wise appreciation and respect for women in history. Our audience was spellbound, curious, and engaged.

                                          – Martha Wheelock, Board Member,                                          National Women’s History Project

You were a smashing success...The conference participants were talking about you all day. – Lisa Raufman, Moorpark College, California


Your interaction with the audience was superb...  – Dept. of Energy, Spokane


Your performance...was breathtaking.  I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it...   --  David Blackwell, Director of Special Programs, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana


Expert at tailoring her program to a wide range of audiences...  – Washington Commission for the Humanities


A most fitting and beautiful way to open a literary conference... – South Central Conference on Christianity & Literature


You could not have been more entertaining. – County of Los Angeles Public Library


I would pay five dollars to see her again. – 4th grade student


She is as professional as she is talented. – New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

        

Impressive performance. captured the attention of adults and students alike...highly recommended. – Dearborn Park School, Seattle

         

I can't imagine ever tiring of Elaine's productions... – Interlocken Int. Camp, New Hampshire


 A standout... – Jewish Times


Evoking laughter and tears....... this talented performer kept the audience enchanted...  

--Judith Meltzer-Smith, Multi-Arts Resource Specialist, Seattle Public Schools


Your Living History was experienced as powerful snapshots of partnership in women’s lives.  It was beautiful.  Thank you.  – Int. Partnership Way Conference, Tucson, Arizona, August 2000


Critics’ Praise

HEAR US ROAR, A WOMAN'S CONNECTION  Full of surprises...a magical and revelatory quality... --University of New Orleans


Partnow speaks with...a sincerity that can be unsettling.  The best moments come when she takes on the guises of the women she is honoring… – Richard Dodd, The Times-Picayune/States Item


Partnow  reveals a great amount of expertise in portraying outstanding women through the ages... --Shirley Harrison, Jewish Civic Press


VICTIMS OF DUTY  Seguing slickly from frowzy to sexy, she is a chilling female figure. --Hollywood Reporter


MISS PERKINS  A brilliant performance...displays a tough softness that would either absorb a bucket of water thrown on her or  I  turn it to steam as if it were tossed on a sizzling plate.  --Daily Variety      


Performance so powerful that no one in the theatre will ever forget it.  The ovations she gets are richly deserved.  Performance I  like hers is as important as it is rare. --Hollywood Reporter


She is exceptional in the complex role, masochist with initiative, passive manipulator, perversely tender.    --Los Angeles Times


LULLABY  A highly skilled, remarkable young player...a beauty with eyes that melt the heart...played with canny know-how and delightful understanding. --Lubbock Avalanche-Journal


TWO FOR THE SEESAW For Miss Partnow to I  attempt to recreate the role portrayed on Broadway by Anne Bancroft is no small challenge.  Last night, she made it! --Philadelphia Evening Bulletin                                       


ACRIMONIOUS EYE  She displays very good Elaine May/Barbra Streisand comic abilities. --Daily Variety


WHISKEY FLATS (feature film)  She never seems to be performing but actually living out her life before our eyes...A refreshingly pretty, normal girl...she becomes truly beautiful, positively glowing from within.  --Los Angeles Times


KING LEAR (Louisiana Shakespeare Festival)  A stand-out as Lear's undeserving daughter, Goneril. --Jewish Times  


THE AWAKENING OF SPRING (off-Broadway) Superb...especially Elaine Partnow's free-wheeling model. --Women's Wear Daily


    Quite remarkable as the amoral model. --Show Business Magazine  


THE YEAR BOSTON WON THE PENNANT  A memorable, exciting portrait of a roller derby queen... her dime store hard,humanly-bereft characterization is full of  the stamp and imprint of life.  --Los Angeles Herald Examiner   

                

The most varied touching performance in the play...a roller derby queen of toughness, charm and unsuspected sadness. --Hollywood Reporter


BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE  She is highly gifted, this young woman, and her exuberance, her vitality...are handled with surety and theatrical aplomb.  It would seem that Miss Partnow cannot miss on any assignment. --Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

         

She ought to be hired permanently.  For my money, she makes the evening.  --KCBS/TV


A GIRL COULD GET LUCKY  Her acting makes an already funny play a hilarious experience.  --Arkansas Democrat


A talented young actress who's going to make it big! --Memphis Commercial Appeal


HE WHO GETS SLAPPED  She has a fanciful air, captures the imagination and interest...right childish tone as doomed circus beauty.    --Los Angeles Times


Smooth professional portrayal seldom matched I by those many years her senior.  --Beverly Hills Times


            Bright and colorful as doomed daughter.  --Daily Variety

                                         

THE LAST WORD  A subtle and lively satirist.   --Los Angeles Times



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