Maya Sinha grew up in New Mexico and was a staff writer for The Santa Fe Reporter before moving to California for law school. While working as a lawyer in Sacramento, she wrote a humor column (“Lowbrow”) for the Davis Enterprise in 2017 and 2018. This led to a monthly humor column (“Wit’s End”) for The Saturday Evening Post from 2019 to 2021. Her essays about pop culture and family life have appeared in various publications, and she is currently working (remotely) on her MFA in fiction at the University of St. Thomas-Houston. The City Mother (2022) is her first novel.
Atim Udoffia is an actor, director, and mother of two working in theatre and film/video in the Sacramento and Bay Area. Favorite stage roles include Emilie in Emilie La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight (The Stage @ Burke Junction), Lady Macbeth (STC), Nina in THE ROYALE (Aurora Theatre Company), and Jory in Disgraced (Capital Stage). Her film credits include the feature films No Address, Fairyland, and Where Sleeping Dogs Lie. Opening in December, Udoffia is currently directing Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at Big Idea Theatre where she also directed Othello, Nap Time, And Charlie and Nell, for which she received the Best Director Award. Udoffia earned a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University before pursuing acting training in London and Los Angeles. She is pleased to return to SOS Davis and to share Maya Sin’s work with the Davis community! Thanks to Tim Gaffaney for the opportunity.
Bruce Rettig’s recently published book, Refraction: An Arctic Memoir, recounts the experience of working in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, a remote Arctic outpost and home to the largest oilfield in North America. REFRACTION provides an intimate insight into the power of Big Oil, the shadow of the cold war of the ‘80s, dangers of an industrial environment, living with fellow laborers in an isolated work camp, and growing threats posed by climate change. Refraction has won several writing awards including a Nautilus Gold, and a Forward Reviews Silver Award in the category of ecology and environment. An excerpt from the book was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Bruce lives in South Lake Tahoe local, and is a founding member of Tahoe Writers Works, a local group of writers and poets. His blog, Changing Tides, along with more information about his writing, can be found at BruceRettig.com.
Eric Baldwin has performed all across the United States and Europe in roles as diverse as Henry V, Macbeth, Biff in Death of a Salesman, Prospero, Shylock, Pale in Burn This and Barry Champlain in Talk Radio. He was Artistic Director of the Quantum Theatre Company in Los Angeles and the founder of Resurrection Theatre in Sacramento.