Our Founders

Carol S. Lashof
Carol S. Lashof, Cofounder
Managing Director and Playwright in Residence

Carol is a playwright, educator and theater producer. Her plays have been broadcast on BET and NPR and staged on five continents—from the Magic Theatre in San Francisco to Peking University in Beijing. Her numerous publications include *Medusa’s Tale* in Plays in One Act (Ecco Press) and several plays for teens available from YouthPLAYS. Carol holds a PhD from Stanford University and is Professor Emerita at Saint Mary’s College of California. Her most recent full-length plays include Disclosure (Those Women Productions,2015) and Just Deserts (Those Women Productions, 2014).

Elizabeth L. Vega
Elizabeth L. Vega, Cofounder
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 her production of Troilus and Cressida 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 and the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Directing credits for Those Women Productions include Margaret of Anjou (2016) and Just Deserts (2014) as well as short plays for Escape Velocity (2017) and In Plain Sight (2015).