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Historical Interpreter, Actress, Educator and Writer


About Daisy

Dr. Daisy Century defines her role as a Historical Interpreter because she becomes that character. She dresses like the character from that particular time period and weaves their story to the audience from birth to death. She engages the audience through every phase of their life. The audience will be right there to laugh, cry, sigh, and cheer as the character unfolds right in front of their eyes. The performances are usually 35 minutes to 1 hour long. There is always room for questions at the end.

Dr. Daisy Century has her Ed.D. She taught for over twenty years in the Philadelphia School System as an award winning science teacher. She has become quite a history hound and historian researching information for her historical interpretations.

Dr. Daisy Century recalls the thrill of receiving a standing ovation for her 3rd grade recitation of The Creation and credits this as the beginning of her desire to perform. Trained as a teacher, Dr. Century earned a BA in Biology at Claflin University, a Master’s in Science Education from South Carolina State University and a Ed.D. from Temple University, also in Science Education. This naturally talented teacher and actor couples scientific methods with creative imagination in order to discover how the historical characters she interprets would respond to a given situation. An inspiring educator whose students have returned year after year to thank Dr. Century for the difference she has made in their lives, Daisy has continued to inspire through her thoroughly-researched, dramatically intense portrayals. Dr. Century is a published author, writing under the name Emily Nelson, and is an accomplished singer.

Dr. Century contacted the American Historical Theatre and auditioned for AHT founders Pamela and William Sommerfield in 1999. Since then, Daisy has appeared in venues that include the National Defense Organization, Belmont Mansion, National Archives, Sojourner Truth House, Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Site, the Helicoptor Museum, and numerous schools, libraries, museums and historic sites throughout the United States.