Joyful Raven, whose parents ran a radical theater company, grew up on stage where she was forced into political positions and animal leotards long before she was a consenting adult. Due to this unusual childhood, she brings to her work a unique body of experience gained from two decades of collaborating with iconic members of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and Dell’ Arte International. Raven’s credits include lead actor and co-author of 6 plays for ‘Prize of Hope’ winning company Human Nature and co-founder of the ensemble-driven theater company Rococo Risqué, winner of SF Weekly ‘Best Theater Ensemble’ 2005. Raven has also appeared as an actor in many projects on stage and film including Odyssey Works, an immersive theater project; The Pursuit of Happyness, with Will Smith; and Spring Awakening, directed by Broadway and West End director Stafford Arima. Raven studied theater at Sarah Lawrence College in New York and earned an MFA in Dramatic Art from UC Davis.
Jael Weisman is a founding member of the Dell’Arte Players Company. He directed most of their early works, for which he received multiple ‘Drama-logue Awards’ and gained international acclaim. He later directed multiple productions at the San Diego Repertory,including the American premiere of Peter Barnes’ Red Noses, which received numerous awards including the ‘Best Production Award’ from San Diego Critics Circle. He has had the honor to co-direct and collaborate with such notables as Carlo Mazzone-Clementi and Joe Chaikin and directed the original production of The Dragon Lady’s Revenge, which traveled to NY and was awarded an Obie.
Micaela studied Dramatic Art as an undergraduate at U.C. Davis. She directed and helped craft the original narrative of the workshop performance of Tales of a Sexual Tomboy at UC Davis in 2015. Micaela is now a Stage Management Fellow at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.