Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti

 Living History Artist

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Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti’s portrayal of historical women introduces untapped history, drawing on a wide array of primary historical resources. For the past 20 years Gwendolyn has engaged audiences with performances giving voice to real life accounts, struggles, self-determination and triumphs of women she portrays. Each performance is infused with her unique finger print giving an integral portrait of a historical event or person.

An award winning artist, in recognition of the quality and range of her work, received Theatre in Museums/Theater and Interpretation Techniques Certification at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Alliance Award for valuable service and support Institute of Texan Cultures of San Antonio, Institute of Texan Cultures Director’s Award for Excellence, Recipient of ESA Connecticut Chapter Portraying Sarah Harris at State Museum/Prudence Crandall, 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, and Crowned Ms. Senior Connecticut 2010.

“In my museum career, I have seen numerous historical character presentations and I rank her among the best. Not only is her performance compelling, it reflects a tremendous amount of the primary source research necessary to be historically accurate.”

Lisa Marcinkowski, Director of Education, Mystic Seaport

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