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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 performance...was breathtaking. -  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

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

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


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.  – Riane Eisler, International Partnership Way Conference