Jeanmarie Simpson is Founding Artistic Director of the Nevada Shakespeare Company. She has written and performed over 260 times the play “A Single Woman,” about the life of the first US Congresswoman and pacifist Jeannette Rankin. She starred in the film version that featured Judd Nelson, the voices of Martin Sheen and Patricia Arquette, and the music of Joni Mitchell. In 2007, she appeared at the historic Beverly Hills Theater 40 in the American premier of the solo tour-de-force “Shakespeare Will,” produced by Leonard Nimoy.  She is highly regarded for her interpretation of heroic women in modern and historic times.