Cast and Crew Biographies

Raymond Barglow.   Teacher, Political Activist, Playwright.

Writings here.
Theatre: Betrayal in Haiti, Ukrainian History on Stage
Websites built:
The Promise of Social Democracy, The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club,  the CA Democratic Party Environmental Caucus

Aimee Greenberg.  Actor, Director, on Stage, in Film and Television.   Website.

Trained with master teachers Sanford Meisner, Wynn Handman and Stella Adler. Worked on Off-Broadway at La Mama, Theatre for the New City and The Medicine Show Theatre. Awards and fellowships include The Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, Los Angeles Endowment, Los Angeles Women’s Foundation Award, Seattle Original Works, and the Susan B. Komen Award. Has taught theatre and film studies at many international conservatories and universities.

J.J. Van Name.  Actor and a Text Coach of Shakespeare.  Website

Actor and Text Coach from the East coast, having done a great deal of Shakespeare, as well as contemporary plays, and featured off-Broadway. Relocated to the Bay Area 2018 and did THE CAKE with NCTC (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nomination, Best Principal Actress) before covid dropped its curtain on Custom Made’s THE LADY SCRIBBLERS after opening night.  Also canceled was Marin Shakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET (Nurse).  So grateful to be part of this project supporting the Ivano-Frankvisk Theatre Company as they aid their city and still perform!

Nataliia Goshylyk.  Professor in Linguistics, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University in Ukraine.  Lecturer in Ukrainian at UC Berkeley.

Research interests: cognitive linguistics, ecolinguistics, discourse analysis, intercultural communication, methods of foreign language teaching, media literacy, academic Integrity.

Jeremiah Clauss.  Actor, Writer, Teacher of Religion and World History at Saint Mary’s School in Los Gatos, California.

Inspiring students to read, write, think, and speak critically. May our Ukraine presentation spark new conversations and bring forth renewal.

Kieron Edwards.  Actor.

Performed at Berkeley Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, and elsewhere, including Willows Theatre, and Shakespeare at Stinson Beach. Любов знайде шлях. Байдужість знайде виправдання.  (Ukrainian proverb: Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.)

Tesia Bell  Actor, Storyteller.  Portfolio.

Has performed in many Bay Area theatre productions.  

Lottie Pacheco-Lobatos.  Actor / Filmmaker.  Portfolio.


Ray Renati.  Actor, Director, on Stage, in Film and Television.   Website.

Co-Founder of The Pear Avenue Theatre in Mountain View, CA.

Margret Schaefer.  Writer, Translator.
Doctorate in English, UC Berkeley. Has taught at UC Berkeley, San Francisco State, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Margret is a cultural and literary critic, a journalist, and translator and has written on issues in psychology and medical history as well as on Oscar Wilde, Kleist, Kafka, and Arthur Schnitzler: Her English translation of The Lonely Way was produced at the Mint Theater in NY; her translation of Anatol was produced at the Aurora in Berkeley.

Pamela MontanaroFormer Organizer and Coordinator of Eco Cuba Network and the Cuba program at Global Exchange, San Francisco.

Former actor and co-founder of Celebration Barn Theatre, South Paris, Maine.
Grew up in Birmingham Alabama and, with her family, was active in the Civil Rights Movement.