Elemental Women by Janina Birtolo

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Elemental Women

The Forgotten Women of Science

By Janina Birtolo

To celebrate the forgotten women of science, Janina Birtolo has created a dramatic presentation that looks at the achievements of lesser-known female scientists from history and present day.  Madame Marie Curie would be the first to acknowledge that making one’s mark as a woman in science has traditionally been a long and difficult task. Show includes a box lunch and Q&A with Janina Birtolo.

Performer’s Bio

Janina Birtolo The Marco Players

Janina Birtolo is an award-winning actress and writer. A graduate of Boston College and Boston University, she has been a freelance and staff writer, first in the Boston area and on Cape Cod and, since 1990, in Naples. Her work has appeared nationally and in such local publications as Gulfshore Life, Times of the Islands and Naples Health. She is also an independent producer for WGCU Public TV, having worked on such shows as Arts Edition Primetime and Connect! In 2001, she was selected “Writer of the Year” by the Florida Magazine Association, and in 2014 she won her fourth Telly Award for MAKERS: Women Who Made Southwest Florida, which she wrote and produced.