Renowned interpreter Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti presents a stirring first-person portrayal of Harriet Tubman, speaking at the inaugural meeting of the National Association of Colored Women in Washington, D.C.
Harriet weaves a tale of truth, pain, courage, and determination. Hear the untapped accounts that give a powerful, intimate, detailed portrait of Tubman. The performance draws from documents about Harriet during her services as a spy, scout, and nurse during the Civil War. The presentation captures this complex woman – brilliant, shrewd a true American hero.
Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti’s portrayal of historical women introduces untapped history, drawing on a wide array of primary sources and academic books along with other legitimate historical resources. Each performance infused with her unique fingerprint. There is an underside hidden from sight the more unpleasant or reprehensible side that needs to surface to give an integral portrait of a historical event or person. For the past 26 years, Gwendolyn has engaged audiences with performances from well-researched historical data. Gwendolyn’s characters “voices” provides the real-life accounts, struggles, self-determination, and triumphs of the women she portrays.
An award-winning artist, in recognition of the quality and range of her work, Quezaire-Presutti has received (among other accolades) the Certificate of Merit from the Office of Secretary of State Connecticut, Greater Hartford Arts Council & Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship, 1st place International Toastmaster Award, Connecticut Arts for Learning Signature Core Services Certificate, Strawbery Banke Museum’s American Lives: Most Authentic Feeling of 2019, and Crowned Ms. Senior Connecticut 2010.
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