"Adventure into history with this talented and knowledgeable performer!"
--Librarian Mary McCarthy

"I was particularly impressed by Jan's knowledge."
--Professor Ellen Lanzano, Hellenic College

more rave reviews

by Jan Turnquist of InterAct Performances

Simply mailto:janturnquist@juno.com
or telephone her at 978-369-2467. Please include desired date(s), questions you may have, and how to contact you..

Living History performances are available with "Louisa May Alcott," "Harriet Beecher Stowe," or "Phebe Emerson". These performances are suitable for audiences of all ages and can be tailored to suit the needs of your particular group. Performances normally last one hour but can be shortened or lengthened to meet your time table. Jan Turnquist-- educator, actress, and historian-- portrays these noteworthy historic figures, dressing, speaking, behaving and answering questions consistently in character. Her focus allows audiences to feel transported back in time and gives them the opportunity to hear "first-hand" of an historic life and time. Experience the excitement, education, and entertainment of living history!

Seminars, workshops, and lectures are available on a wide variety of topics for groups ranging from corporate executives to school children to elderhostelers. Jan's expertise in communication, education, drama, and history allow her to offer unique and impressive seminars, workshops, and lectures. Programs are specially tailored to your audience and can range from one hour lectures to one week workshops. Contact Jan directly to discuss your needs for a program to enhance corporate communications, classroom teaching, or a host of other options.


"Your dedication to the history of your character was so captivating." --Steven Grant, Continental Airlines

"Fascinating and endearing... We highly recommend her." --Boulder, CO Public Library

"A mesmerizing portrayal... A superb performance." --Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA

"It was grand to have Louisa portrayed in such an inspiring manner... played to perfection." --Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA

"Awesome!" --First Grader, Solomon Schecter School, Stoughton, MA

"Jan did a great job and I believe could not be improved." --Seminar attender

"I think Ms. Turnquist is wonderful. She is also sincere and does enjoy what she is doing. It's reflected in her voice and her body language. I enjoyed her and her performance tremendously." --Elderhostel attender

"Jan's presentations are always historically accurate, shaped by research into the biographical material ont he individual she portrays, and on their social and cultural context." --Melissa Pennell, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts

For more information click here to email Jan Turnquist
or telephone her at 978-369-2467.

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