Eva DiVirgilis - "In My Chair" Actor, Artist and Activist

  • 27 Nov 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
  • Community Idea Stations Studios - 23 Sesame Street - Richmond, VA 23235


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"In My Chair"

Eva DeVirgilis is an actor, speaker, activist and artist from New York City who now is “ecstatic to call Richmond her home”. Eva has been called  an "entertainment dynamo," and an “on-stage powerhouse” by critics, and we think you’ll agree. She has an important message and is a great public speaker. Her TEDxRVA talk is the most watched in TEDxRVA history.

Eva coaches and consults with organizations in developing dynamic, outside-the-box presentations and leads seminars on team-building using the Rules of Improv Comedy. (No ’trust-falls’ she promises.) She is also a consultant and adjunct professor of public speaking at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business.

While working as a makeup artist between acting gigs in NYC, Eva heard women constantly apologizing for their appearance while sitting in her chair. She shared these perspectives on self-esteem, body image, and often unrealistic 21st Century beauty standards through her internationally renowned TEDxRVA presentation. Response to the presentation flourished into an around the world research trip to see how other cultures viewed the same issues. The tour was commissioned by the New Works division of Virginia Repertory Theatre, and the results will be debuted as "In My Chair", a new solo-show, both written and performed by her. Co-produced by Virginia Rep and Cadence Theatre Company Opening March 2nd-23rd, 2019.

We think you’ll laugh and cry with her as she brings these makeup chair conversations to life, and leave inspired to encourage yourself and your clients to be more confident and to stop apologizing.

Eva’s other acting credits include theatre in New York, Philadelphia, and Richmond. She has appeared in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, AMC’s Turn; Washington's Spies. Legends & Lies, and can currently be seen waxing comically in 5 hilarious Capital One commercials.

She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The New School University in NYC. She's happily married to crooner, actor, and U.S. Navy Reserve Sailor: Scott Wichmann. Be sure to visit Eva’s website to find out more about her.


23 Sesame Street - Near Huguenot and Robious Roads

We have visited the home of Bert and Ernie at the Community Idea Stations facilites located on Sesame Street in Southside near the corner of Huguenot and Robius Roads twice before. This time we will be the special guests of  WCVE Video Productions.  B
ecause of our growth, we will be meeting in their spacious Studio A. Studio A is used by Community Idea Stations for its own programs and productions, and by WCVE Video Productuons for its internal use and rental to other producers and directors for their production needs.

WCVE Video Productions is the content producer of local programs like Virginia Currents, Flying Squirrels Insider, Virginia Home Grown and local, regional and national documentaries. They do live shots for the various news networks around the world, almost daily.

WCVE Video Productions also offers an array of video production services including the production of videos both in studio and on-location using their Mobile Production Unit.. They provide professional produced Internet/Web based video social media platforms, commercials for broadcast stations, and can produce  a variety of long and short form videos.

The Community Idea Stations  is the largest locally owned and operated media company in the region, each week reaching more than 300,000 people throughout central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. WCVE PBS, WCVW PBS, PBS Kids 24/7, lifestyle channel Create TV and international program channel MHz Worldview serve the Richmond community with television programming.

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