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Joyful Raven MFA


Born into an iconic theater family,  Joyful brings to her classes a unique body of experience gained from creating and performing theatre professionally since childhood.


Her last solo comedy ‘Sexual Tomboy’ was dubbed “…one of the funniest shows now on display on Bay Area stages” by the SF Chronicle. ‘Tomboy' won “Best of the Fringe” at the 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival and received an “Encore Performance” at the 2017 United Solo Festival in NYC. She studied theater at Sarah Lawrence College in NY, and holds an MFA in theater from UC Davis. She teaches Solo Performance and Storytelling at Berkeley Rep School of Theater and privately in her own studio in Oakland.

"Joyful's grace, beauty, skills, and devotion are exquisite!”


—Judy Langlois

“Joyful is an amazing teacher. She provides excellent feedback. She not only makes it easy to grow, she makes it fun too! “

—Karen Larsen

“Joyful's spirit is contagious. She immediately challenged us to show up and write and be vulnerable.” 

—Amanda Prufer

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