(Desdemona, actress) recently graduated from American Conservatory Theater’s M.F.A. Program. Off-Broadway: Love's Labour's Lost (Shake and Bake). Regional: Ophelia in John Douglas Thompson's Hamlet, A Christmas Carol (A.C.T.); Sense & Sensibility, Oh Gastronomy! (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, The Great Gatsby (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Othello (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival tour); Argument Sessions (Ars Nova ANT Festival); As You Like It (Carolinian Shakespeare Festival); and Who's Afraid of Monsters? (Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Readings and workshops with The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and New Georges. Rivka grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the States when she was 15.