Statera Members - Texas
Vanessa DeSilvio (she/her) is a Dallas-based stage, commercial, and television actor and voice over artist. She speaks fluent Spanish and strongly identifies with her Venezuelan heritage. She holds an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University, and has taught introduction to acting and speech and diction classes at SMU, University of North Texas, and KD Conservatory. Vanessa is a member of Actors Equity Association and has worked with the Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Children's Theater, Theatre Three, Amphibian Productions, Undermain Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theater, Cara Mia Theatre Company, and Shakespeare Dallas. Television credits include The Leftovers, Queen of the South, American Crime, From Dusk Till Dawn TV Series. Voice over credits include numerous audiobooks on audible.com as well as animation and commercial radio spots in English and Spanish. She is represented by The Mary Collins Agency. Vanessa's other passion is being a wife and a mother to her two sons.
Rosalie Gilbert (she/her) is the Cultural Arts Supervisor for the City of Mansfield, TX since December 2016. She oversee the Mansfield Commission for the Arts which enhances quality of life in our community through advocating, supporting, and promoting artistic, cultural, and educational opportunities. Housed under the Mansfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Rosalie and all Visit Mansfield staff are working to make Mansfield an arts destination. Additionally, The City owns, and Rosalie manages, the historic Farr Best Theater as a community arts venue.
Erin Prather Stafford (she/her) is the mother to two young girls and holder of a Master’s degree in Gender and International Development. She is founder and editor for Girls That Create, a site for creative girls and their caregivers. Erin is also the Executive Producer of WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES, an award-winning documentary that tells the story of Wonder Woman’s creation, explores her enduring popularity, and examines how the portrayal of female action heroes in mass media has shifted from decade to decade, depending on developments in broader American society. The film also encourages girls and women to be the creators of their own media. Erin also currently serves on the board for the Women Texas Film Festival.
Chris Sanders (She/Her/They/Them), MFA, is honored to be a Statera Ambassador. They teach Theatre courses at UTD, in Richardson, TX. Their theatre credits include Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol  (Dallas Theater Center), The Learned Ladies, Much Ado About Nothing, Timon of Athens (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Our Town (George Street Playhouse), Artist Descending the Staircase at Amphibian Stage Productions, Obama-olgy at Jubliee Theatre, Straight White Men (Second Thought Theatre), the World Premiere of The Monarch (Soul Rep and Echo Theatres), and Tony n' Tina's Wedding (Count Basie Theatre). Chris earned her BA in Theatre from Kean University and her MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University. Chris Sanders is represented by the Mary Collins Agency, in Dallas, TX.