Auditions are now open for RPE's 2018 Fund Raiser: They're Playing My Song. We'll be saluting Broadway's Favorite Composers. March 17, 2018 at The Village Theatre in Danville. Positions open for male and female singers/movers. Stipend paid. Rehearsals in Danville, to be scheduled. Ed Goldfarb on the piano!  Contact Sharon Sprecher at .">. or call 916-768-9785 for details.

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Role Players Ensemble Theatre Board Member Biographies
July 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 a past president, and served on the board of the American Association of University Women Danville Alamo Walnut Creek for many years. Marian likes to be outside. She plays golf, bikes, and frequently walks the local trails.

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. 

VICKI BROOKS loves people, Danville and the Village Theatre. She recently retired from the Arts Commission to be on the Role Players Board. Running two large salons-Victoria’s Hair on Stage-with a Beer and Wine Bar for 35 years and producing the musical comedy, Reel Blondes, for 18 years was a dream come true. Selling tickets, making costumes and seating all the customers was the highlight of her life. Getting too old to produce the Reel Blondes, helping the Role Players stay in Danville at the Village Theatre makes her happy.

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 six 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 a Past President 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), a resident of Danville for more than 50 years, taught in the San Ramon Valley School District for 18 years. She has served on the boards of Danville Community Center, Eugene O'Neill Foundation, San Ramon Hospital Governing Board, Tri Valley Foundation, and was president of Museum of the San Ramon Valley, Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Role Players Ensemble. For 20 years she was a partner in H & O Ventures, a real estate investment firm.

JOYCE MICHALCZYK and husband, Bert, have lived in Danville for 26 years. She is a past president of John F. Baldwin PTA. She has also served as a Vice-President of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation. She is currently president of Diablo Women’s Garden Club. She also serves on the boards of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, the Danville/Alamo Garden Club and Civic Arts League in Walnut Creek

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 dabbled with theater arts. Sharon’s works hang in collections throughout the U.S.  

MARK ROSEMAN (Secretary) 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 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.


WENDY COOPER is a past president of RPE, and of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House and is 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 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.


ERIC FRAISHER HAYES, a director/actor/educator, is celebrating his seventh season as Artistic Director of RPE, where he has directed numerous productions. He is also entering his tenth year working with the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House. During his tenure, the Eugene O’Neill Festival has expanded and with the help of community partners RPE and the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, EONF has become the leading producer of the works of O’Neill in the country. He has directed productions of The Emperor Jones, Desire under the Elms, The Iceman Cometh, The Hairy Ape and Mourning Becomes Electra. General Directing credits include  As an actor, Eric has worked at the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, the Magic, the Livermore Shakespeare Festival, California Conservatory Theatre, ArcLight Rep, and New Conservatory Theatre, as well as the Colorado and Wisconsin Shakespeare Festivals, and many productions for Role Players.  He is a leading scholar/practitioner of the plays of Eugene O’Neill and was invited to present at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He presented at the International O’Neill Conference in Galway, Ireland this summer.

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