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Jeanmarie Simpson (born November 20, 1959 in Ray, Arizona) is an American peace activist and theatre/film artist. The daughter of a Venezuelan-American mother and an American mining engineer father, she was raised in rural Arizona. Her family's move to Toronto, Canada in 1970 led to her theatre training. She is founding artistic director of the Nevada Shakespeare Company. She starred in the film version of her play, A Single Woman, based on the life of first US Congresswoman and lifelong pacifist, Jeannette Rankin. Prior to production of the film, Simpson performed in the play version 263 times in a grassroots tour that included an Off-Broadway run at the Culture Project in NYC's east village in summer 2005. She is a Lifetime Member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), sitting on the National Board of the US Section as of June, 2006. A mother of three and a grandmother, Jeanmarie Simpson share's Jeannette Rankin's passion for non-violent resistance and the hope that a peaceful world is possible.