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Sheila Ivy Traister

Director

Sheila Traister is an award-winning actress with 39 years as an actor, director, writer and educator in film, television and theatre. Recently she directed, For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, for 5280 Artist Co-Op and Arabian Nights at The Aurora Fox. She is the director & co-writer for the feature film Sleeping Dragon and is in development as the director for a full-length action film based on a novel with a female superhero. She received Best Leading Actress Awards for her performances in Sound of a VoiceThe Blue Room, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and critical acclaim as Sah Jin in 99 Histories. As an educator, she has taught acting and directing for CFS, DSA and UCD, in addition to private coaching practice. “My deepest gratitude goes out to Susie, Mark and Maxine for your trust with this amazing play and your vision for a season of all ‘female directors;’ the stunning cast and crew for your glorious talents and unwavering commitment to the journey; and to you our patrons, thank you for embracing live theatre!