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is committed to creating new theatre that gives voice to women’s experiences. As such, we strive to create characters that are richly textured, uncensored, and are often silenced or dismissed. As a collective of middle aged professional theatre artists, we seek to give visibility to stories we do not see on stage.

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From left to right, Anne Galjour, Patricia Silver, Jeri Lynn Cohen and Nancy Carlin



is a playwright, actor, producer, and playwriting teacher. Her playwriting credits include TURTLES & ALLIGATORS, OKRA, BIRD IN THE HAND, QUEEN OF THE SEA. Solo performance credits – YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE, ALLIGATOR TALES, HURRICANE, and THE KREWE OF NEPTUNE. Her theatrical works have been produced by Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Manhattan Theatre Club, Southern Rep in New Orleans, the Magic in SF, Climate Theatre and numerous college and theatre festivals around the country. Her recent collaborations with Robert Moses Kin Dance Company’s, FABLE & FAITH and THE CINDERELLA PRINCIPLE, both premiered at Yerba Buena Center For The Arts and received subsequent tours. She is a lecturer in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.


is a director, actor, writer, producer, and acting teacher. A former company member of the American Conservatory Theater and longtime associate artist with California Shakespeare Theater, Nancy is a member of PlayGround. She has performed and directed extensively in regional theaters, including A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Aurora Theater Company, Shotgun Players, Center Rep, Marin Theater Company, African-American Shakespeare, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. She co-authored the musical Max Understood, and co-produced the feature film Haiku Tunnel. Carlin holds a BA in comparative literature from Brown University and an MFA in acting from A.C.T. Ms. Carlin is a member of SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and the Dramatists Guild. She recently directed The Watson Intelligence for Shotgun Players, and played Kate Keller in All My Sons at The Jewel Theater in Santa Cruz.


has been performing throughout the Bay Area for 30 years. She is a Charter Member of San Francisco's Word for Word Performing Arts Company where she has originated roles in over 16 of their critically acclaimed productions. She has appeared at ACT, Aurora Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Crowded Fire, A Traveling Jewish Theatre, Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, the Marsh and San Jose Stage Company and she has toured nationally and internationally with Word for Word and the San Francisco Mime Troupe.


is a charter member Word For Word since its inception in 1993. Her first story was THERE IS A GARDEN OF EDEN by Ellen Gilchrist, followed by XINGU (Edith Wharton) and at least 20 others including many for the school and library tours, and also the France tours. She is best remembered for Olive in OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout. Recently she appeared in AlterTheater's LANDLESS by Larissa Fast Horse and in the Deb Slater Dance Theatre production of LINE OF BEAUTY, with two spectacular dancers and poems by Jane Hirshfield. She spent her youth with the San Francisco Mime Troupe touring parks, the USA, and Europe.

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