Joyful Raven

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Joyful Raven (she/her) is a veteran solo performer. Her last  show, Tales of a Sexual Tomboy, won Best of the Fringe at the San  Francisco International Fringe Festival in 2016 and was dubbed, “…one of the funniest shows now on display on Bay Area stages,” by the SF Chronicle. It enjoyed an Off-Broadway run on 42nd Street in New York City and was awarded an Encore Performance at the 2017  United Solo Festival in NYC.

Some of Raven’s additional notable credits include lead actor and co-author of four plays for Prize of Hope–winning company Human Nature, co-founder of the ensemble-driven theatre company Rococo Risqué, winner of SF Weekly Best Theater Ensemble, and a supporting role in The Pursuit of Happyness, with Will Smith. She studied theater at Sarah Lawrence College in NY and  holds an MFA in Theater from UC Davis. She is a well-respected teacher of solo performance and storytelling in the Bay Area where  she holds regular classes at the Berkeley Rep School of Theater.