Representation and How To Get It Cast

Elaine Vaan Hogue (Julia Ward Howe)
Elaine Vaan Hogue is an actor, director, teacher, and producer. Originally from Los Angeles she has performed, directed, and taught in diverse settings across the country. Elaine is a fervent member of The Magdalena Project, a dynamic international cross-cultural and cross-generational network of women in contemporary theatre. She performed in the 2022 Magdalena International Festival, a gathering of worldwide women, non-binary, and trans artists, hosted by Double Edge Theatre. Summer 2023, Elaine was a participant in the inspirational La MaMa ETC International Director’s Symposium in Spoleto, Italy. Original work in which she has collaborated as a director and performer include The Future of Ice, Creation: Mythic Weavings, and When Jennie Goes Marching. Elaine has performed and directed at many theatres including Great Barrington Public Theater, The Hanover Theatre Repertory, New Repertory Theatre, Central Square Theatre, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Boston Center for American Performance, Arts After Hours, Bridge Repertory Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, Double Edge Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, New Theatre, American Theatre Arts. She is a Professor Emerita at Boston University where she taught acting and directing for 25 years. Elaine is touring Representation and How to Get It to historic venues throughout New England. She is the recipient of two grants for this solo project, from The Puffin Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Fall 2023 she is collaborating with Actor’s Shakespeare Project and directing How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.