Carol S. Lashof
Managing Director and Playwright in Residence
Carol S. Lashof is Cofounder and Playwright-in-Residence of Those Women Productions, which performed the world premieres of her plays Just Deserts, Disclosure, and When Briseis Met Chryseis. Carol’s plays have also been broadcast on BET and NPR and staged on five continents—from the Magic Theatre in San Francisco to Peking University in Beijing. Her work has been included in numerous local festivals—notably, Woman’s Will Playfest, the San Francisco Olympians Festival, the San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival, “ShortLived” at PianoFight, and “Sheherezade’s Last Tales” at the Playwright’s Center of San Francisco. Carol holds a PhD from Stanford University and is Professor Emerita at Saint Mary’s College of California.
Elizabeth L. Vega
Producing Artistic Director
Elizabeth holds a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College and an MFA in Staging Shakespeare (emphasis directing) from Exeter University in the U.K. where she studied at the Globe Theater in London and took a production of Troilus and Cressida, which she directed, to the Dell Theater in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Now a professional drama teacher, math tutor, and director, she has worked around the Bay Area for such organizations as the CalShakes Summer Conservatories, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, the San Francisco Olympians Festival, the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, and the Bay Area Playwrights Foundation. For Those Women Productions, she has directed Just Deserts, When Briseis Met Chryseis, and My Name is Mother.
Norman Patrick Johnson has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from City College of New York. He studied acting in San Francisco at the Bay City Studios, where he completed a two-year Meisner Technique training program. Norman’s first foray into directing came in 1997 when his daughter was in first grade and he was asked to assist on her school’s production of The Phantom Tollbooth. Apart from teaching drama, Norman has also taught English and middle school Humanities. As of 2013 he has been the director of the Middle School Drama program at The Berkeley School. He has also served on the Arts Education Committee of the African American Shakespeare Company. For Those Women Productions, he has directed Mississippi Medea and Palace Watch. Norman played the Duke of Somerset in 2016’s summer production Margaret of Anjou.
Madeline Puccioni is a “re-entry” playwright, delighted to be back at work after grading English 1A essays for 30 years. Her Two O’Clock Feeding was produced at The Magic Theatre some years ago, and published in West Coast Plays IV. Recently, she’s had a number of short plays produced in S.F., NYC, and L.A, including The Saturday Nighters at Towne Street Theatre and The Bible Tells Me So at Thick House SF for Three Girls TheatreFest. Madeline is delighted to be working with THOSE WOMEN PRODUCTIONS on a new show, ESCAPE VELOCITY, which is scheduled for production in 2017. Madeline lives in Oakland with her husband Monroe, and two insane chihuahuas.