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."
As a Communication Consultant and Executive 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, CEO's & business executives, politicians, authors, advertising agencies, religious leaders, medical professionals and MBA programs.
As a writer, 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 was awarded ‘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. DeVirgilis uncovers how these challenges affect women in Leadership positions and how she decided to change it!
As an actor, you've seen Eva on Law & Order; Criminal Intent, Turn; Washington's Spies, and currently waxing comically in numerous commercials for Audi, Mastercard & Capital One. She's is a graduate of The New School, in NYC and was later mentored by renowned actor Vincent D’Onofrio. She credits D’Onofrio for teaching her craft and the relaxation/meditation method she's continued to practice and teach for sixteen years.
She's also 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 his best-selling novel, THE END OF WAR.
Eva's a proud Military Spouse, 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, in Richmond, VA.
Recent Awards and Honors
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