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 The Melting Pot, 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, in addition to her responsibilities with Those Women, Elizabeth teaches at Holden High School; she also tutors a wide range of subjects independently, and works with drama students and professional actors alike at such organizations as the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco and the Berkeley Rep School of Theater.  Her 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).