THEATRE ARTS PROFESSIONALS THROUGH PERFORMANCE, EDUCATION,
NETWORKING, SERVICE, AND OUTREACH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
McEWAN (SAG) has traveled in
Europe and Latin America and lived in Mexico, Nicaragua,
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
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
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.
a Hollywood native, who began a radio/TV/screenwriting
earning her M.A. in French Lit. at the
Sorbonne and working in Alumni Relations
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
Writers Guild of America, twice. One of
these days, she'll WIN! She has enjoyed
in writing at the Ragdale Foundation and
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.
a Louisville, KY native, moved to LA just
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,
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
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,
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
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
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
and student films, including work with student
directors at AFI, UCLA, USC, and the NY Film
Her "moans" performance
in the Vagina Monologues is her crowning stage
to date. She has representation as a tap dancing
telegramists, a tapogramist if you will, and
occasionally does choreography and private
Carmen is a proud member of the board
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
the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Be sure to become her friend at myspace.
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
organizations, companies and workshops such as
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
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
The All Original Playwrights Workshop, among others.
Carol is a member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA (on hiatus
momentarily), and ALAP (Alliance of Los Angeles
her first love is and always has been performing,
her very close second is writing.
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.
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.
was born in Thunder Bay, a small Northern Ontario
situated on the northwestern tip of Lake Superior,
in Canada. From an early age, she was encouraged
by her Italian immigrant grandfather to perform.
moved to Rome and worked in Feature Films,
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
Dina has been actively involved with various
Theatre Groups and continues to work as an
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
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.
more about Dina, please visit her website www.dinamorrone.com.
DIETZ (SAG) is a long-time
member of Woman in Theatre. She has appeared
including “The Exorcist,” and
the Emmy winning movie-of the-week, “Helter
On stage Eileen has had roles in the Tony winning play “Steambath” and “Ontological
Proof of My Existence.” In addition, Eileen appeared in daytime
Eileen would like to invite you to
visit her website at www.EileenDietz.com and
also to join her on her myspace
||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.
GOLDBERG is a widow with five
children and six grandchildren. She has worked
as a successful Women's Wear Sales Representative
over 40 years, while maintaining a strong sense
of family as the very foundation of her life.
natural zest for life and a constant desire to
redefine the stereotypical "senior citizen,"
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
she says, "life truly begins at 60."
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
Visit Jackie's website at www.pinklady7.com
was raised in
New York by way of England,
France, Switzerland, the Congo, Zambia, Cuba,
China and Thailand. Trained and worked in England
coming to the West Coast. UK Theatre includes
a season with the Nottingham Playhouse and
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
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
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.
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.
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.
MARLOWE (SAG/AFTRA) has
worked professionally in Miami, NY and LA
on television, radio, theatre and film, and
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.
Carter's bio coming soon...
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
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
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
Jonny is now producing
his own short films and spec commercials. To see
all his credits go to www.imdb.com
HUBBARD is an actress,
print model and stand up comic. She has booked
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
View her resume on www.nowcasting.com/jhubb
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
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.
enjoys performing in drama as well
as comedy, and she has numerous credits in theatre,
film, TV, and commercials. Karen has worked in
York City and Los Angeles, and she is a member
Equity and SAG. One of her first stage roles in
L.A. was the ingénue lead Rebecca in an
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
Parrot," and Mrs. Furnival from "Black
Comedy." She has been
a theatre member of and performed with the Richard
Theatre, the Land Ark Theatre,
and the Play House Theatre.
Karen has a B.A. in
and she has studied Strasberg to Meisner with Al
Morganstern, Ron Sossi, and Maria Gobetti. She
is represented by the Beverly Hecht Agency.
STONE is Managing Producer of Kristin
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
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
and Nice" (NYC). Outside of the theater arena,
Kristin, a graduate of Syracuse University, develops
television and film and is in all three performing
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
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
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
pirate (typecasting) in the animé classic,
Tenchi. A voice acting highlight
has been playing opposite Robin Williams in the
radio play, "Repent, Harlequin." Petrea
VO commercials to her credit, and is currently
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
ELISE DURIS' (AEA/SAG/AFTRA)
tagline is "a Southeastern native with
midwestern values". Susyn is originally
from Williamsburg, VA and has lived in Pittsburgh,
Michigan, San Francisco, Denver, Dayton and
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.
RAGAN (SAG/AFTRA/EQUITY) is
an actor, a producer, and a writer. Together
director/writer Worth Keeter, she is the
founder and owner of Blue
Kiss LLC, a production
company for films, commercials, and audio
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
Dani’s Agency in Phoenix, and Arlene Wilson in Milwaukee, Atlanta, and
|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
She suppliments her sporadic work with 2 MLM companies, FFI, selling MPG-CAPS
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
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
||More headshots and
bios coming soon....