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TWE INTERVIEW: Amy Simon Brings Women’s History to Life in One-Woman Show

Amy Simon

By Stacey Gualandi/March 9, 2016

TWITTER: @sheshistoryamy

Amy Simon calls herself a cultural “her”storian. This writer-actress celebrates everyone from Betsy Ross to Hillary Clinton in her latest solo play which is anything but a one-woman show.

Another of Simon’s works,  Cheerios in my Underwearholds the record for the longest-running solo play in Los Angeles, CA. Now she’s on track to break that seven-year record.

She once asked the question, “Why do we know more about Kim Kardashian than Eleanor Roosevelt?”

So she came up with another solution: She’s History: The Most Dangerous Women in America Then and Now. From Bella Abzug to Susan B. Anthony to Lilly Ledbetter (whom I’ve interviewed on The Women’s Eye Radio Show!), Amy salutes American women who make and made history.

In honor of Women’s History Month, Simon is performing on March 13th in Hollywood, CA. She says many of us share a collective guilt of not knowing who these historical women are, and feeling like we should. But she says that’s her job. “I’m happy to be the one to tell you; that’s why I do what I do,” says Simon. And there are plenty of women to go around.

Simon shared her story on TWE Radio and talked about how she came to portray so many fabulous females…  [Read more…]