Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti’s portrayal of historical women introduces untapped American History, drawing on a wide array of primary historical resources. For the past 22 years Gwendolyn has engaged audiences giving voice to real life accounts, struggles, self-determination and triumphs of women she portrays. Each performance is infused with her unique fingerprint giving an integral portrait of a historical woman or event.
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
Certificate of Merit from Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill for portrayal of “Sarah Harris” Prudence Crandall’s first black student.
Greater Hartford Arts Council & Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship
1st place International Toastmaster Award
Crowned Ms. Senior Connecticut 2010.
Gayle Hylen Program Coordinator of Newcomers Unlimited made a donation in Gwendolyn’s name to the Humanities to Go - New Hampshire Humanities
“May I say “Bravo” on behalf of the entire audience and especially the members of Newcomers Unlimited who experienced your depiction of Harriet Tubman. Your performance was mot only enlightening as far as imparting educational information about Ms. Tubman, but it was enthralling, enthusiastic, mesmerizing and spellbinding. One could hear a pin drop during your entire time speaking. No one moved a muscle. We were all totally brought back in time to. “The standing ovation you received was a first from our group. You truly have a gift when it comes to storytelling and acting.”
Gayle Hylen, Program Coordinator Newcomers Unlimited