Women's Wit & Wisdom Part 2 Cast

Elise Hodge (Actor, Writer and Director)
It is such a joy to finally share the stage with Sarina Krastev, my partner in crime in the short play we perform by writer/director Nathaniel Mercier. It is also a joy to see two women come together to perform my own piece as well. I have been in over 40 productions in career now and loved every minute of them. This will be no exception and I hope you love it this show too. It is always a challenge and a joy to work on a new piece and I thank Nate for allowing me to give notes, to play with these characters and to have a great time acting!
Sarina Krastev (Actress)
Sarina studied Theatre Arts and earned a B.A. in Drama on the East Coast before moving out to California. Soon after, she began performing with theatre groups in Los Angeles, demonstrating her talent in both acting and dancing. Around town, you may have seen Sarina in GOOD PEOPLE, TREASURE ISLAND, DOUBT: A PARABLE, SPECIAL REQUEST, and DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. Additionally, Sarina has been known to step off the stage and shine in front of the camera. Several of her films may be found on your most popular streaming platforms. Sarina is thrilled to be working with Elise Hodge and Nate Mercier on this funny and relatable piece during Women's History Month.
Eileen Hoang (Actress)
Eileen performed at the Ooley Theatre for the first time in the production of Angel County and is glad to make another appearance on the Ooley stage. She began acting with a foundation in theatre, starting with the Actor’s Workshop of Sacramento and mentored by Ed Claudio. She has had the opportunity to perform in numerous productions in the Sacramento region on the California Stage, Three Penny Theatre, The Stage at Burke Junction, and most recently, Big Idea. She will also be in a production of Snow Falling on Cedars at Nevada Theatre this Spring. In 2023, Eileen expanded her repertoire into film acting as well as producing and directing film. Some theatre credits include: The Taming of the Shrew (Lucentio/Tranio), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), All My Sons (Lydia), Twelfth Night (Viola), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia).
Rona Bernadette Arrogancia (Actress)
Berney is excited to be back at The Ooley Theatre after their performances in Help Me and Angel County last year. Other productions they have been in include Airness (Nina), Waiting for Godot (Lucky), Men On Boats (John Sumner), and Taming of the Shrew (Bianca). Berney is an aspiring screen actor. They have been in productions for companies including Warner Bros, Netflix, and Apple TV, and ads for brands like Apple, Snapchat and Clifbar. They are very grateful for their family, partner, community, and teachers Janis, Pam, and Nancy. They give a special thanks to Shane and Elise for their beautiful hearts and souls, and dedicate their performance to Nex.
Laura Shepard (Actress/Writer)
Laura, who has, most recently been primarily a playwright, is very pleased to be given the chance to bring once again one of her short pieces to the stage as an actor. As a playwright, Laura has received nominations for several of her plays and received an award for her very first play.
Deborah Shalhoub (Actress)
Deborah has been performing at many Sacramento theaters and so very happy to be back on stage, working with Elise. Last seen in a short film, THE DINER, and on stage as Maisie Madigan in JUNO and the PAYCOCK and having fun with some wonderful, staged Radio Shows at California Stage. As always, this one’s for Gregg and PJ, who’d love to see Ant Deb being silly on stage.
Hannah Sheaffer (Singer)
Hannah is grateful to have the opportunity to return to the Ooley Theatre after performing here as part of the PRISM Theatre Troupe's Cabaret series multiple times last year. A couple of her favorite past roles include Ali in Mamma Mia, Dragon Lady in Shrek the Musical, and, most recently, Phantom in Rocky Horror Picture Show. As always, she wishes to extend thanks to her friends and family for their continued support.