ANGELA McEWAN (SAG) has traveled in Europe and Latin America and lived in Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain. She has a Theater Arts major at LACC and UCLA, B.A. English, Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Graduate Study UT Austin, M.A. Spanish UC Irvine.
Angela is a Court interpreter (Spanish) and literary translator. To view her resume go to www.angelamcewan.nowcasting.com
ANITA NOBLE has a fine arts background, starting at age five, having played the piano in duet with her late brother Dr. Vicente Noble, Jr., on violin. They toured in concert and played on the radio for ten years, known best for playing the Bruch, Mendelssohn, and Wieniawski concertos, as children, ages 10 and 11, respectively. Anita studied with Lorrie Hull, Ph.D., at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, and her affective memory work is mentioned in Dr. Hull’s book “Strasberg’s Method.” Anita co-starred in nine episodes of the TV series How the West Was Won and starred in the movie Murder In MacArthur Park, to name a few. She has been a member of Women In Theatre for 15 years and was Chair of the Work-It program from 1996 through 2000. She was the co-producer of WIT’S Women’s History Month in 1999 and produced nine playlets in 2006 from the “Desk Chairs” series, by Jean McConnell, for which she received the Bette Rae Brown Award for her service to Women In Theatre. She also serves as a producer in the playreading series. Anita is proud of her American heritage, her father being one of the first Filipinos to arrive in Los Angeles in the 1920s, and her family is featured in the book “Shades of L.A.", by Carolyn Kozo Cole and Kathy Kobayashi, a book about the first ethnic families in Los Angeles. Anita is also a member of The Writers Group, one of the Red Carpet Awardees in 2007.
APRIL DAMMANN is a Hollywood native, who began a radio/TV/screenwriting career after earning her M.A. in French Lit. at the Sorbonne and working in Alumni Relations at UCLA. She produces plays for the Actors Co-Op of Hollywood and The Victory Theatre Center. April was nominated for an Ovation Award (Best Musical, Smaller Theatre) and by the Writers Guild of America, twice. One of these days, she'll WIN! She has enjoyed fellowship-residencies in writing at the Ragdale Foundation and Hedgebrook Colony.
April is active in Women in Film, the WGA and Hollywood Presbyterian Church. She lives in Hollywood with husband Ron (an art dealer) and has adult children (also in the industry) who live nearby.
Thank you, Women In Theatre for the opportunity to join your fraternity. It's a pleasure.
BECCA BATTOE, a Louisville, KY native, moved to LA just after graduating from Northern Kentucky University several years ago. Since then she landed roles in the Equity stage shows “Cats,” as Bombalurina and “Ug, the Caveman Musical,” as Oooh. She is currently performing the lead in SHADOW HOUR, an intense and provocative courtroom drama by Ralph Troph, at The Actor Space. Appearances at the Actor Space include A Wacky Night of One Acts, Joe’s Java Joint, and Love, Ain’t It a Bitch. You may have caught Ms. Battoe co-starring on various TV shows such as NBC’s Scrubs and ABC’s Invasion, among other featured parts on many network series. Her recent file, “little black dress (&heels), landed her a nomination for Best Actress in the AOF International Film Festival. For more information, please visit www.beccabattoe.com
BETTE RAE has been active with Women in Theatre for over 15 years having served as treasurer several times and as membership chair for many years. A native of California, born in Venice, she graduated from Hollywood High School and her graduation ceremony was held in the Hollywood Bowl. She celebrates her 75th birthday this year and is very excited about the new growth she sees for WIT.
Bette is an active professional working actress with an extensive resume and has appeared in numerous plays, national commercials, sitcoms, soaps, movies and episodics. Her most recent projects include "Listen Up,” "General Hospital,” and "Six Feet Under." She appeared in "Bruce Almighty" starring Jim Carrey. She has also been in an Equity tour of "My Fair Lady”, and was under contract 1-1/2 yrs. with "Young & Restless."
Betty Moyer's bio coming soon...
BREN HILL is an actor and writer. She has been a member of Fred Willard’s sketch comedy group, The Mohos, for 4 years. Bren has acted in several short films, a couple of which she also served as producer and co-writer. All of them have screened at festivals throughout the country. Her credits include many performances at the Improv and Second City. Bren also created and starred in a one person show entitled, "I do?" and then she did two months later. Bren honed her skills in Chicago where she divided her time between improvisation and standup. She studied at ImprovOlympic and the Annoyance in addition to performing standup throughout the Midwest. Visit Bren at www.brenhill.00go.com
CARMEN SCOTT is an artist/entertainer who has an extensive dance background, as well as experience and training in both stage and film. She has earned the reputation of being the "comedy gumby" of the Tomboys. In addition to a couple music videos, she has done several independent and student films, including work with student directors at AFI, UCLA, USC, and the NY Film academy.
Her "moans" performance in the Vagina Monologues is her crowning stage performance to date. She has representation as a tap dancing telegramists, a tapogramist if you will, and occasionally does choreography and private tap lessons.
Carmen is a proud member of the board of Women in Theatre and house manages Don Reed's one man show, East 14th. She holds a degree from Oklahoma City University (cum laude, because she's way smart) and is currently training at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Be sure to become her friend at myspace.
CAROL ANNE SEFLINGER (AEA/SAG/AFTRA) has been a professional actor since she was 4, working with ‘parents’ such as Rita Hayworth, Robert Taylor, Leslie Neilson and others. In her early 20’s she played one of three regular starring roles, Susan, in Wonderbug, one of the series of Sid and Marty Krofft’s Krofft SuperShow. When things wound down in television and the movies, Carol kept herself busy working in over 30 plays, along with being a member of various organizations, companies and workshops such as Actor’s Forum, Theatre East, Gobetti/Ormeny Acting Studio, L.A. Connection Improv, Actresses@Work, WIT, and WIF. She also took time out to get a BA in both Anthropology and Linguistics, and later an MA in Linguistics. She is near-fluent in Spanish. She has also studied voiceover for a number of years with Dolores Diehl’s Voiceover Connection and is pursuing that avenue of expression. Carol also has written a number of plays and performed in and workshopped them through The All Original Playwrights Workshop, among others. Carol is a member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA (on hiatus momentarily), and ALAP (Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights). While her first love is and always has been performing, her very close second is writing.
CHRISTY HOLY is an actor/ singer/ director, originally hailing from Dallas, TX. She received a B.A. in Theatre from Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX, and an M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Portland in Oregon. She then moved to San Francisco, where she acted in and directed shows at various theatres, including City Lights Theatre of San Jose, where she also acted as publicist.
As a member of California Theatre Center, she acted, taught, and directed shows which toured to young audiences on the West Coast. Christy is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and she continues to pursue acting and directing opportunities in L.A.
DINA MORRONE, was born in Thunder Bay, a small Northern Ontario city, situated on the northwestern tip of Lake Superior, in Canada. From an early age, she was encouraged by her Italian immigrant grandfather to perform.
She moved to Rome and worked in Feature Films, Theater, and Commercials. One of Dina’s highlights in Rome was her meeting with the Maestro, Federico Fellini. This encounter is part of the inspiration for her one woman show. Since moving to Los Angeles, Dina has been actively involved with various Theatre Groups and continues to work as an Actress, Voice Over talent, and Writer.
Her One Woman Show entitled, “The Italian in Me,” had its World Premiere at the Globe Playhouse, in Los Angeles, in January 2006. The show garnered rave reviews by both critics and audiences. Dina was invited to perform the show at the Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival, Pepperdine University, and Theater West at West Fest entitled Fragmented Females.
In September 2006 Dina will perform her show at the Annual Feast of San Gennaro (sponsored by Jimmy Kimmel) at the Hollywood High School Auditorium on Sat. Sept. 23, at 6pm.
To learn more about Dina, please visit her website

EILEEN DIETZ (SAG) is a long-time member of Woman in Theatre. She has appeared in films including “The Exorcist,” and the Emmy winning movie-of the-week, “Helter Skelter.”
On stage Eileen has had roles in the Tony winning play “Steambath” and “Ontological Proof of My Existence.” In addition, Eileen appeared in daytime TV’s "General Hospital."

Eileen would like to invite you to visit her website at www.EileenDietz.com and also to join her on her myspace page.

Frank Farmer FRANK FARMER, nephew of the late film star Frances Farmer, is both a professional actor and award winning playwright whose plays have been produced in Los Angeles theatres from the American Renegade Theatre Company to the Zeitgeist Theatre Company, including Theatre West and Lonny Chapman’s Group Repertory Theatre.
Frank’s many film and television acting credits are listed on the Internet Movie Data Base, www.imdb.com. His theatre credits include Off Broadway, national tours, and regional dinner theatre in Texas, Colorado, and Florida.
JACKIE GOLDBERG is a widow with five children and six grandchildren. She has worked as a successful Women's Wear Sales Representative for over 40 years, while maintaining a strong sense of family as the very foundation of her life.
With a natural zest for life and a constant desire to redefine the stereotypical "senior citizen," Jackie began reinventing life as she knew it. She became Ms. Senior Los Angeles County in June 2005 and is now pursuing her long time dream and passion for acting. One of Jackie's most important discoveries has been, as she says, "life truly begins at 60."
Today, Jackie is a successful motivational speaker and actress, grateful for the opportunity to help others around her. Most of all, she is a very proud mother and grandmother.
Visit Jackie's website at www.pinklady7.com

JEAN GILPIN was raised in New York by way of England, France, Switzerland, the Congo, Zambia, Cuba, China and Thailand. Trained and worked in England before coming to the West Coast. UK Theatre includes a season with the Nottingham Playhouse and the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as plays at Birmingham Rep, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Windsor Theatre Royal & Glasgow Citizens' Theatre as well as Prospect Theatre Co, a Ken Campbell roadshow and productions at the Edinburgh Festival. London theatres include The Aldwych, the Duchess Theatre, Hampstead Theatre Club, the Open Space, The Soho Poly & the Latchmere.
Film and television work ranges from the BBC Duchess of Malfi with Eileen Atkins to Jackie Collins' The World is Full of Married Men with Carol Baker & Tony Franciosa.
CA Theatre includes plays at CALREP in Monterey, the Odyssey, the Matrix, the Coronet, the Hudson, the Strasberg, Stages Theatre Center & Working Stage. A BATCC Award in San Francisco for ensemble in Greek, an LATCC ensemble nomination for Dance With Me & a WIT Margaret Hayden Rector Award for Acting. Jean has extensive voice credits, most recently in Beowulf & Bourne Ultimatum.
Visit Jean at www.jeangilpin.com and listen to her voice samples at www.voicebank.net. Jean's voice agent is Sandie Schnarr Talent.

JEAN IAVELLI (SAG) is originally from Detroit, Michigan where she graduated from Mercy College of Detroit with a Theatre Arts Degree. When she retired from LAUSD in 1994, she continued to pursue her dream in theatre and film.
Jean has been a long time member of Studio City Park Players and Actors Alley and has performed in numerous plays with them. She has studied with Paul Kent, Kenneth Lerner and Alan Drew. She performed in the award winning independent movie "Bunny," and has been on the small screen in numerous shows including "What Should You Do?," "Beyond Belief," and "What If Earthquake." Jean can be seen in over 11 commercials and she loves to do comedy.
She is a member of SAG, and can be reached at Abraxas Talent.
JOAN MARLOWE (SAG/AFTRA) has worked professionally in Miami, NY and LA on television, radio, theatre and film, and has performed with several improv troupes.
She was a judge on “The Practice,” head of NASA in “Apollo Mission,” a paleontologist in “Dinosaur Valley Girls,” and a meddling mother-in-law on “Hollywood Safari.”
She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NY, the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Paul Ryan Comedy Studio at CBS. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Women In Theatre, SAG, and AFTRA.
Jody Carter's bio coming soon...
JONNY LEWIS (SAG/AFTRA) never wanted to be an actor, but when his son Seth graduated high school in Michigan and moved to Japan, Jonny moved to New York, thinking he would continue his career in scientific book publishing. But he met a guy on a train, who invited him to an audition “just to watch.” He thought that would be fun, so he went. After three hours they still couldn't fill one of the roles, so they said, “Jonny, why don't you try it?” He replied, “You're joking, right? I'm not an actor!” But the director encouraged him, he went for it, and he got the part!
Shortly after that Jonny was cast as the male lead in an original production at the 13th Street Repertory in Manhattan, and as soon as he finished that he was cast in his first film, in April 2002. In 2004 the film made it into a little festival in Denver, and Jonny won Best Actor in a Short Film. He’s now done 70+ indie and student films in lead and supporting roles, as well as some voice-overs and commercials.
Jonny can speak several languages. He’s done two films with a Russian accent, and one short film entirely in Russian. He is currently studying Arabic. Jonny is now producing his own short films and spec commercials. To see all his credits go to www.imdb.com
JULIE HUBBARD is an actress, print model and stand up comic. She has booked print ads for Verison, Microsoft, Pfizer and Corbis. She has done Standup at the Ice House in Pasadena and at Bliss Cafe in Los Angeles. In her spare time she enjoys going on walking tours.
View her resume on www.nowcasting.com/jhubb
JUSTINE JOYCE VISONE is from Ridgewood, Queens, New York. She studied acting for over 20 years with Sandy Meisner and other teachers. She is a graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York, Los Angeles Valley College and the Cal State Northridge program in TV & Film.
Her film credits include "The Salton Sea" and "Fatal Vision." Justine is currently a producer and a teacher at the Synthaxis Theatre Company. Justine is also an accomplished singer and award-winning writer and is very active in community activities in the North Hollywood Arts District.
KAREN CORSO-PLITT (AEA/SAG) enjoys performing in drama as well as comedy, and she has numerous credits in theatre, film, TV, and commercials. Karen has worked in New York City and Los Angeles, and she is a member of both Equity and SAG. One of her first stage roles in L.A. was the ingénue lead Rebecca in an original Hollywood comedy, "The Duckling," and more recently she performed as Gilda in another original play, "Smoke and Mirrors," on a NoHo stage.
Karen has created other original characters, along with taking on roles from the established repertoire, such as Bea from "A View from the Bridge," Bessie from "A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot," and Mrs. Furnival from "Black Comedy." She has been a theatre member of and performed with the Richard Basehart Theatre, the Land Ark Theatre, and the Play House Theatre.
Karen has a B.A. in Drama, and she has studied Strasberg to Meisner with Al Morganstern, Ron Sossi, and Maria Gobetti. She is represented by the Beverly Hecht Agency.
KRISTIN STONE is Managing Producer of Kristin Stone Entertainment, LLC. Her theater producing/creator credits include the international hit Inside Private Lives (touring LA, NYC & UK - recognized as a "Pick of the Fringe - Edinburgh," LA Weekly's "Pick of the Week," LA Times "Recommended," Angeleno Magazine's "Calendar Top Ten" April & May 2007).
Her other recent producing/creator credits include "The Boob Tube" (at LA's Second City), "Play in a Day" ( in it's 5th year in D.C.), and "Haughty, Naughty and Nice" (NYC). Outside of the theater arena, Kristin, a graduate of Syracuse University, develops for television and film and is in all three performing unions. To learn more about her most recent work Inside Private Lives go to www.myspace.com/insideprivatelives.
PETREA BURCHARD began her professional acting career on the Chicago stage, working at The Second City, Steppenwolf and Victory Gardens Theaters. In Los Angeles she's worked at the Hudson, Tiffany, Knightsbridge and Alliance Repertory theaters in everything from experimental one-acts to Shakespeare.
TV work includes recent appearances on Dexter, Greek and Las Vegas, a recurring guest star on ER, and visits to The West Wing and Joan of Arcadia, to name a few.
Petrea has acted in independent films, most notably playing Dr. Avant in Callback, which won Best Director at Nashville's 2007 FYLMZ festival and Best Feature at Indiefest 2006. She also appears in 2007's Fracture with Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling.
Petrea works extensively as a voice actor, and was the original English voice of Ryoko the sexy space pirate (typecasting) in the animé classic, Tenchi. A voice acting highlight has been playing opposite Robin Williams in the radio play, "Repent, Harlequin." Petrea has countless VO commercials to her credit, and is currently the voice of Stater Brothers Markets in Southern California.
As a writer, Petrea contributes the Act As If humor column to NowCasting.com's ActorsInk ezine. Other published works include the essay, Things, in the collection A Cup of Comfort for Christmas (Adams Media). Petrea's spec script for Scrubs won Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest International Competition. She recently completed her first novel.
Check out Petrea's website at www.PetreaBurchard.com and visit her on MySpace.
Sandra Marshall's bio coming soon...
SUSYN ELISE DURIS' (AEA/SAG/AFTRA) tagline is "a Southeastern native with midwestern values". Susyn is originally from Williamsburg, VA and has lived in Pittsburgh, Tulsa, Virginia, Michigan, San Francisco, Denver, Dayton and Los Angeles.
Susyn started acting in plays and musical theatre at age 10 - favorite shows are "The Music Man" and "Oklahoma!" Always the performer, she used to write short plays and perform them with her friends to neighborhood audiences.
She got her BA in Economics from the University of Colorado and had successful careers in finance and marketing. She decided to return to her first love of performing and has appeared in several films, plays and commercials.
TALMADGE RAGAN (SAG/AFTRA/EQUITY) is an actor, a producer, and a writer. Together with her husband, director/writer Worth Keeter, she is the founder and owner of Blue Kiss LLC, a production company for films, commercials, and audio books.
In addition to serving as WIT President, Talmadge is a member of Women in Film and FIND (formerly IFP-West) and is Vice-Chair of both the National and Hollywood Conservatory Committees. She is also the administrator for the SAG Conservatory at the American Film Institute and is one of the founders of Kings and Clowns, the Educational Shakespeare Alliance.
Talmadge’s career has taken her from her home state of North Carolina to New York to London and finally to Hollywood where she is active in theatre, television, and film. Recent credits include Prospero in "The Tempest," "The Shield" (TV), "Mika’s Run," and many voiceovers for The Tsunami Radio Theatre. Upcoming projects include the film “The Forever Kiss” and recording the audio book “The Sign of the Salamander,” a children’s book about Leonardo da Vinci.
She is represented by Scott Stander and Associates and ACT Management in Los Angeles, Dani’s Agency in Phoenix, and Arlene Wilson in Milwaukee, Atlanta, and Chicago.
TONI DEAVER saw her first musical, I Do, I Do when she was 9 years old. She knew at that time, that is what she wanted to do - tell stories through action. When a teenager, she worked in costumes, make-up and sound production. She honed her acting skills in school, and graduated cum laude with a BFA in Musical Theater from the Boston Conservatory.
Toni directed many theater events, plays and musicals even after she moved to the L.A. area. One of her most rewarding and certainly the longest running gig was as artistic director of the Fisherman's Players in Burbank, CA the first 7 years they ran.
Toni quit the business to rear her children in 1986, and now she is the proud mother of a 19 year old singer/songwriter daughter and a 12 year old actress daughter. During that time she has worked various businesses, doing the occasional acting or directing job just to keep her hand in, and attended film school.
Toni returned to the business full time in 2004, and she is now acting and directing, and in 2007 she is expecting to begin pre-production on her first feature length film.
She suppliments her sporadic work with 2 MLM companies, FFI, selling MPG-CAPS through www.mastergas.myffi.biz, saving her money on gas for auditions and the like, and the incredible sub-lingual spray vitamin line at www.pocketnutrition.com.
To see Toni's resume and reel, go to www.hollywoodsuccess.com/toni_deaver.htm.
" Being able to work toward my dream without a 9-5 job has been my joy."
TRISH OSTROSKI is a certified hypnotherapist having entered this field after a successful career in advertising. She is an award winning writer and has produced and directed a number of corporate and community videos that have been recognized for their creativity and imagination. She has received numerous awards including The Aurora, Brass Ring, Apex, and the Communicator.
She is a past President of Women In Theatre. Other memberships include Valley Leadership Institute, Toastmasters International, and the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce. Trish Ostroki has appeared as a stand-up comic at the Ice House in Pasadena and other L.A. venues. She is also a theatrical reviewer for the Tolucan Times.

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