ARTISTS

ARTISTS

Inter*Act Performances

Type: Performance
Art Form: Theater
Grade Level: K - 12

An accomplished actress and historian, and executive director of the Louisa May Alcott House in Concord, MA, Jan Turnquist brings Alcott and other important women from American History vividly to life. In her Inter*Act performances, she comes in character, tells stories full of audience participation, and answers students questions, providing a unique and insightful experience of history.

Jan has led teacher workshops at numerous sites including the Wang Center in Boston and Old Sturbridge Village, and has performed internationally at sites such as: Old South Meeting House in Boston, the Martin Van Buren Historical Site in Kinderhook, NY, Winter Chatauqua in Florida, and the American School in Mexico City and she has performed for first lady, Laura Bush.She has presented her work under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Federal Women’s Council, the National Park Service, and Continental Airlines and has performed at numerous libraries, schools, and universities.

Jan has also appeared in several BBC productions including Blue Peter, Britain’s longest running children’s television show, Book Worm, and the BBC’s Open University programs. Jan has appeared on “This Old House” with Norm Abrams on PBS and on “Chronicle” with Mary Richardson on WCVB.

Programs Offered

Jan Turnquist performs her Louisa May Alcott theater program for school assemblies