WOMEN IN HISTORY - ACTRESS PROFILE - LINDA WITKOWSKI
Linda completed her “Freshman Year” with Women in History participating in the First Lady’s Tea. It was an incredible beginning! The research into Ida McKinley has created experiences that brought back the best of her liberal arts background. With Canton, Ohio a short drive away, it afforded a wonderful opportunity to gain a feel for Ida’s life.
She has been a performer for many years, and has been intrigued by the process of research, scripting and dramatization used to bring another’s life experiences to the ‘stage’. Living history is so much more exciting than the written page, and it creates a vehicle for education that seems to more directly involve the listeners. There is something in the lives of all of these “Women in History” that touches the core of reality that we all experience – and we feel this more readily in live performance.
Linda has a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts from Case Western Reserve University, and has been an information technology professional for over twenty-five years. She has been grateful to the pioneers that went before, and also grateful for the occasional chance to be in the pioneer driver’s seat herself.
“A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things."
-Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, computing pioneer.