Carmen Zapata

Angry Jellow Bubbles

Deaf West Theatre

L.A. Women’s Theatre Festival

Ruskin Group Theatre

Adilah Barnes

Michelle Mania

Kaz Matumoro

Marianne Murphy

Terri Roberts

Evelyn Rudie

Sheila Scott-Wilkinson

EVELYN RUDIE began her career at age three and won an Emmy Nomination at five for her portrayal of “Eloise” on TV'S Playhouse 90, starred in more than seventy motion pictures and television shows (“the greatest child tragedienne of our time,” London Daily Express,) and is the proud owner of a Star in Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame. As “arguably the most talented and prolific producer-director-lyricist-composer-musician-actress in theatre” (L.A. Times) and together with her partner/husband Chris DeCarlo, Ms. Rudie has been involved with more than five hundred productions to date, including 400 World, American, and West Coast premieres and 45 international tours. Chris and she (who met at the Playhouse) became Co-Artistic Directors in 1973. In March of 2002, she received commendations from the City of Santa Monica, the City and County of Los Angeles, and the California State Senate, for completing fifty years of uninterrupted participation in theatre, film, television and arts education. Career highlights include "Dear Gabby," the confessions of an over-achiever (“It blazes a trail of peace and friendship that will change the face of our world in the 21st century,” Senator Kyoko Ono, Japan), "Author! Author!," the longest-running Jewish musical in L.A. theatre history, and the Playhouse Education Conservatory Program (“One of the best in the country,” Daily Variety.) She currently stars in "Next! The Hollywood Story," a musical expose of the Hollywood child star. She also teaches, directs and lectures world-wide. Says Ms. Rudie, “The theatrical process is a necessity, not a luxury, in our lives, the single most powerful tool for fostering social awareness, facilitating one-on-one interaction, nourishing ethnic identity and nurturing cultural exchange. It is our best hope for putting the human back in humanity.”