All About Eva
A vocal advocate for the empowerment of women and girls globally, award-winning playwright, actor, and makeup artist Eva DeVirgilis is on a mission to help you own your power and stop saying “Sorry.”
With nearly a million views, her TEDx talk on self-acceptance was named by HER magazine as one of their "Top inspirational TEDtalks to help you change your life."
Named as a 2023-2024 Pipeline Fellowship Recipient, DeVirgilis is currently working with Pulitzer- Prize winning playwright and screenwriter, David Lindsay-Abaire (Kimberly Akimbo (currently on Broadway), Rabbit Hole, Shrek the Musical) to write and develop her next piece.
Eva’s research has taken her, and her makeup chair, around the world to gather eye-opening perspectives on self-esteem, body image, and often unrealistic 21st Century beauty standards. Along the way she’s gathered countless inspiring stories from the women who sat in her chair. She shares their stories as well as her own often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, always complicated journey to self-acceptance with audiences everywhere.
Eva’s work has been featured on PBS, Upworthy and Beauty Launchpad. As an actress, you’ve seen her on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and AMC’s, Turn: Washington’s Spies and you can currently catch her waxing comically in numerous commercials.
Also a passionate educator Eva loves sharing the secrets of speaking and performance with her clients. As a Communication Consultant and Executive Coach, she empowers leaders to creatively communicate to their highest potential. Her client list is vast and diverse providing coaching & consulting to Fortune 500 companies, CEO's & business executives, politicians, authors, advertising agencies, religious leaders, medical professionals and MBA programs.
She is a proud Military Spouse, and serves as the Command Ombudsman for the Naval Reserve Forces Command. She is an active member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), and Safe Harbor. She lives with her husband, U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Scott Wichmann (AKA Mister Showtime) and their hairless rescue pup, Uni.
Recent Awards and Honors
Current 2023-2024 Cadence Theatre Pipeline Fellowship Recipient; working with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright and renowned screenwriter, David Lindsay-Abaire.
2020-2021 Virginia Commission for the Arts represented artist and grant
2018-2019 Playwright in Residence Virginia Repertory Theatre
2019 RTCC Award for ‘Best Original Work’ In My Chair
2018 Artistic Residency Recipient Tofte Lake Center, Ely, Minnesota
2018 Lark Theatre, Playspace Grant, New York, New York