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Role Players Ensemble Theatre Board Member Biographies
April 2017



MARIAN BLISS (Treasurer) has lived in Danville for over 30 years. She is a retired telephone company project and program manager, a former PTA president and treasurer, and a former homeowner’s association treasurer. She is past president and served on the American Association of University Women Danville Alamo Walnut Creek board for many years. She is a member of the Project Management Institute and holds their professional project management certification.

EVELYN BOETES is a retired Administrator/Marketing Director for assisted living/memory impairment communities. She previously served as a Human Resources Director for a publicly traded company. She volunteers for various non-profit organizations in Contra Costa County and is an Ambassador for the East Bay Regional Parks. A long-time resident of Danville, Evelyn is an avid hiker and loves to play the ukulele.

MARY CAMEZON (President) is an educational consultant working with under-performing districts and schools to improve student achievement. She taught high school English and Social Science for 34 years and worked for an educational laboratory in a research project designed to bring schools and communities together in dialogues about student performance. A resident of Danville for forty three years, she is active in two educational societies and serves on the Eugene O’Neill Foundation board.

MARTY GULKO is retired from Abbott Diabetes Care a division of Abbott Pharmaceuticals.  She actively participated as stage manager and board member with the East Bay Children’s Theater (EBCT) bringing live theater into Title One schools for children who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience live theater.   Marty is Past President and board member of the Alamo-Danville Newcomers.  She is a Certified Travel Consultant and past owner of an independent travel agency.   Marty has been a resident of Danville for 18 years.

ROZ HIRSCH (VICE PRESIDENT) has lived in Danville for 45 years. She taught for 20 years in the San Ramon Valley. Roz was president of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley and Danville Area Chamber of Commerce.

JOYCE MICHALCZYK has lived in Danville for 25 years. She is a past president of John F. Baldwin PTA. She also served as Vice-President of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation. She currently serves as Recording Secretary for the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House. She also serves on the Boards of both Diablo Women’s Garden Club and the Danville Alamo Garden Club along with Civic Arts League in Walnut Creek. She and her husband, Bert, have been season ticket holders of California Shakespeare since 1986.

SHARON RITCHEY, a graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in fine art, was co-founder of the Village Theatre Gallery, which existed for more than 20 years. She has taught art classes, owned a gallery and curated and judged shows, lecturing on printmaking, worked with wildlife photography and in many different art media. Community service led Sharon to work for the Town of Danville as Chair of the Danville Arts Commission. She was on the Board of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley; taught art to 8-12 year olds in the After School Enrichment Program; and taught art to developmentally disabled students at SRV High School – also dabbling with theater arts. Sharon’s works hang in collections throughout the U.S.

MARK ROSEMAN is a retired attorney who represented survivors of sexual abuse. He contributed to legislation in California that enables survivors access to the state’s judicial system.  He has been on the Board of Directors of other non-profit organizations, all of which support social ideals that impact the community, and for which he has passion. Before moving to the Bay Area from Arizona four years ago he sat on the Board of the Sedona Public Library. Born and raised in New York, his strong interest in the theatrical arts is now focused on promoting the goals and objectives of RPE.

MARTIN J. SILVERMAN attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, acted in several plays, and wrote TV scripts. He then became an attorney and practiced antitrust and communications law in a 30-year career. Now retired, Martin directs the Member Speaker Series at Crow Canyon Country Club. He coaches local business people to improve their speaking presentation skills. He is a frequent contributor to an online public policy issues forum. Martin and his wife, Ellie, a watercolor artist and Ikebana Japanese floral designer, have been living happily ever after in Danville since 2010.


SHARON SPRECHER (Secretary) has been involved in the theatre world since childhood. She attended Northwestern University as a Theatre Major and studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC. She has performed in NY, LA and the Bay Area. On becoming a mom and needing to earn a real living Sharon became a top producer in real estate, working for Coldwell Banker, Danville. A longtime resident of Danville, Sharon is proud to be a member of RPE board of directors, supporting quality theatre in Danville. Sharon’s greatest accomplishment is her daughter, Dani Marcus, who is a professional actress in NYC.

BOARD MEMBERS EMERITUS

WENDY COOPER (Treasurer) is a past president of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House and a current member of their Advisory Board. She is a National Park Service docent at Tao House. Video documentaries made by Wendy and husband Tony can be seen at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, Forest Home Farms and The Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site.

GARY DEATLEY (Board Member Emeritus) is president of California Sun Dry Foods. He served as president of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley and Chair of the Restoration and Renovation Committee. He was on the first Town of Danville Historic Resource Commission and helped write the Town’s Historic Resource Guide. He volunteered on the “Facilities Oversight Committee” for SRVUSD and is past president of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House board.

FLORENCE McAULEY (Immediate Past President) a longtime resident of Danville, is a Past President and Advisory Board Member of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House and past president of the Board of Directors of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. Florence was the first Chair of the Danville Arts Council (forerunner of the Arts Commission.) In her spare time, Florence, a member of the Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, is an avid potter.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

ERIC FRAISHER HAYES is a director/actor/educator. He is greatly looking forward to his fourth season as Artistic Director for Role Player Ensemble. He is also Vice President of Programming for the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House where he has directed The Hairy Ape, Mourning Becomes Electra, Ah, Wilderness! and All God’s Chillun Got Wings. Other directing credits include Livermore Shakespeare, California Conservatory Theatre, Holy Names University, St. Mary’s College, Solano College, New Conservatory Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Palo Alto, Chanticleers, Arc Light Rep and PlayGround. Local acting credits include the Magic, Playhouse West, Alter Theater and the Best of the PlayGround. Chicago acting credits include: Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Next, Circle, Stage Left and Shattered Globe Theatre Company. Eric has spent summers acting with the Colorado and Wisconsin Shakespeare Festivals. He has taught acting for Solano College and California Shakespeare Theater. Eric is most proud of his contributions to the pilot program Little Bo Pepys, which brings fairy tales to life for rural English school children.

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