Our Founders

Carol S. Lashof
Carol S. Lashof, Cofounder
Executive Director

Carol Lashof makes plays to change the stories we believe in because it’s the best way she knows to change the world we live in. Her work has been broadcast on BET (“Gap,” dir. Ryan Coogler) and NPR (“The Story,” dir. Martin Esslin) and staged on five continents from The Magic Theatre of San Francisco to Peking University in Beijing. Lashof is Professor Emerita at Saint Mary’s College of California, the Executive Director of Those Women Productions, and a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Elizabeth L. Vega
Elizabeth L. Vega, Cofounder
Producing Artistic Director

Elizabeth Vega is the Founding Artistic Director of Those Women Productions. She holds a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College and an MFA in Staging Shakespeare from Exeter University where she studied at the Globe Theater in London. Directing credits include Troilus and Cressida at the Dell Theater in Stratford-Upon-Avon and the world premiere of Lashof’s Just Deserts for Those Women Productions. Vega has taught and directed around the Bay Area at such organizations as the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and the Berkeley Rep School of Theater and currently serves on the faculty at Holden High School.