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Company Members

Victoria Evans Erville (Artistic Director)

Ms. Evans Erville has worked as a director, arts educator or education director with many theater companies throughout the Bay Area including: San Francisco Shakespeare, Brava! For Women in the Arts, California Shakespeare Theater, Theatreworks, B Street Theatre, Marin Theater Company, Lorraine Hansberry, and Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Most recently, she was the Artistic Director of the African-American Shakespeare Company and was Woman’s Will’s Managing Director for the 2008 – 2009 fiscal year.

Beth Chastain,

Beth Chastain has been acting in the Bay Area for over 10 years. She holds a BA in Theatre from Mary Baldwin College. She has been seen in Woman’s Will productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew andClean House. In addition to Woman’s Will she has performed with Onstage Theatre, Act Now, Role Players, Actors Ensemble of Berkeley and Butterfield 8.

Tamara Coorman

Tamara is excited to join Woman’s Will where she appeared in last summer’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tamara has a BA in Drama and is completing her MA in Drama at San Francisco State University. Currently, she is a teacher and a mother. She has previously been seen as Miss Margarita/Agave/Water at SFSU Suzuki and Beijing Opera Recital, and Catherine in Proof at The American Theater Company in Tulsa, OK. Special thanks to her husband and children for all of their support.

Anne Hallinan

Anne Hallinan has appeared with Woman’s Will as Mrs. Shin in Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechuan and in Playfest 2009.  A former company member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, she has performed with Boxcar Theatre, El Teatro Campesino, TheatreFIRST, theater Q, Golden Thread, Stanford Summer Theater, MultiEthnic Theater, and Tabard Theatre Company, as well as in staged readings with Word for Word, Just Theater, Agora Theater and Playwright’s Lab.  Favorite roles include Ma in Torch Song Trilogy, Mehitibel in Archy and Mehitibel, Madame Neilson in Les Blancs, and Rena and Rose in The Arab Israeli Cookbook.  In 2011 she will appear in the feature films White Rabbit and Rubicon’s Broken, and in the web series Greenberg Security.

Sharon Huff

Sharon is a veteran of two Woman’s Will shows-she was Desdemona’s dad in Othello, and Juliet’s dad in Romeo and Juliet, mean and loud fellows both. As an actor, director and teacher she has worked all through the Bay Area for twenty plus years. She came on as a member in 2010, and is adding her expertise as a teaching artist to the company’s educational programs. 


Marilyn Hughes

Marilyn has appeared on-camera and voiced characters for many commercials, industrials, independent films and a wide range of video game characters. Favorite theatre roles include, Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest, Beatrice in A View from the Bridge, Ouiser inSteel Magnolias, Sara in The Sisters Rosensweig, Queen Tartagliona in The Green Bird, Moxie in Relative Values, and Virginia, in the Women’s Will production of A Clean House.  An award winning actor and playwright, Marilyn”s plays have been produced for theatre and radio.

Kate Jopson

Kate Jopson works throughout the Bay Area as an actor, director, playwright, teacher and designer.  She graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Anthropology and Theater. She began her acting career as a chorus member of A Merchant of Venice at age 7 and moved to playing Hamlet at 17. She played Katherine in Woman’s Will’s production of Taming of the Shrew. Other acting credits include: Center Rep, Threshold Theatre, SF Playwrights Foundation, Pear Avenue Theater and Diablo Actors Ensemble.  As assistant director, she worked on A.C.T’s  A Christmas Carol, CalShakes’ productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Pastures of Heaven,  and The Magic’s Lily’s Revenge . In addition to directing Jewish Roots inPlayfest 2.0 for Woman’s Will, she has directed for the Bay One Acts, Play Café, Flying Island Theater, Subterranean Shakes, and the Marin Fringe Festival

Alison Sacha Ross

Alison Sacha Ross earned her BFA in acting from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has studied with Stella Adler, Grotowski lead actor Ryszard Cieslak, and members of the Moscow Art Theatre.  She has performed in movement-based theatre (including the premiere of Mary Overllie’s Skies Over America), Shakespeare, new plays (several off-Broadway), ensemble creations, improvisation, clown theatre, puppetry, burlesque, film, and network television in NYC, SF, and Paris.  With Woman’s Will, she has appeared as Gremio in Taming of the Shrew and Mrs. H. in One Is For Letters.

 

Eloisa Ramos

 

 

Eloisa has performed with Woman’s will first in  Playfest 2011 and in A Midsummer Night’s Dream over the summer.  Previous Bay Area productions include “La Victima” with Teatro Vision and “A Beautiful Home for the Incurable” with Second Wind Productions.  Eloisa played the title role in the film “Lucha”, which won the Audience Award at Frameline Film Festival and has been distributed internationally.  While acting takes up most of her time, Eloisa enjoys singing, social activism and education.  She is grateful to her friends and famil

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