All About Eva.
An activist for radical self-acceptance and female empowerment Eva DeVirgilis has gone around the globe speaking to women about ‘Ending the Apology.’ With close to a million views, her TEDxRVAwomen talk was named by HER Magazine as one of their "Top 6 inspirational TEDtalks to help you change your life."
DeVirgilis was the 2018-2019 Playwright in Residence at Virginia Repertory Theatre where she performed the world premiere of her solo-show, In My Chair which which won ‘Best Original Work” at the 2019 RTTC Awards. In My Chair is based on a global speaking and research tour which she embarked on to gather perspectives from women on self-esteem, body image, and the often unbearable burden of 21st Century beauty standards.
As a Communication Coach, Eva empowers thought leaders to creatively communicate to their highest potential. Eva's client list is vast and diverse providing coaching & consulting to Fortune 500 companies, business executives, politicians, authors, Advertising Agencies, religious leaders, medical professionals and MBA programs.
She is known for her dynamic work in numerous multi-character solo-shows.
NYTimes best-selling author David L. Robbins created the 23-character female track in the play SAM AND CAROL for Eva. She recently starred his latest World Premiere, based on best-selling novel, THE END OF WAR.
Eva is an active member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), and Safe Harbor. She lives with her husband Scott Wichmann (AKA Mister Showtime) and their hairless rescue pup, Uni, in Richmond, VA.
Recent Awards and Honors
2020-2021 Virginia Commission for the Arts represented artist
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