Members, guest artists and guest discussants include Founding Director Robert Schulte MSW, Maryetta Andrews-Sachs MA, Kavita Avula PsyD, Eleanor Counselman Ph.D., John Dluhy M.D., Mary Dluhy MSW, Molly Donovan Ph.D., Hallie Lovett Ph.D., Liz Marsh MSW, Yavar Moghimi M.D., Rosemary Segalla Ph.D., Paul Timin MSW, Barry Wepman Ph.D., Rob Williams MSW, Connor Dale MA, Lee Futrovsky Ph.D., Macario Giraldo Ph.D., Ron Goldman Ed.D., Barbara Keezell MSW, Angela Snyder PsyD, and Tom Teasley.
Robert Schulte, MSW Bob attributes a recommendation from Mary Dluhy in 1998 that he attend a performance of ‘Art’ as the transformative moment in the creation of the Red Well Theater Group. Four years later Bob directed a dramatic reading of ‘Art’ at the Fall 2002 MAGPS Conference. Thus began a decade of dramatic play readings, study groups and workshops. He is grateful to his RWTG colleagues for their talent, therapeutic sensibilities and courage. Bob is a Past President of MAGPS, a faculty member at the Washington School of Psychiatry National Group Psychotherapy Institute and a clinical instructor at the GW University Department of Psychiatry. He maintains a psychotherapy practice in Alexandria, VA.
Kavita Avula, Psy.D. Kavita specializes in international and cross-cultural psychology, serving as a consultant for coordinated trauma responses around the globe. Her adventure with RWTG began in Northern Ireland, where she delivered a bravura performance as strong willed, young Bo Groden in Off the Map. A versatile and adventurous actress, Kavita has portrayed an array of clinically complex characters, including a psychopathic teenage Kathy in Dog Sees God, a 30-something, lovelorn Becky in Becky Shaw, a soul-searching Paige in The Great God Pan and later as eating disordered Joelle.
Maryetta Andrews-Sachs, MA, CGP Maryetta was cast as the ‘dumb blonde’ in her high school senior play and proudly served as the head majorette for the Flushing, MI marching band. “I was also Homecoming Queen for my high school—a true celebration of my then ‘false self’!” Her moving portrayal of plucky Arlene in Off the Map vastly expanded her range beyond her humble origins as a “dumb blonde”. Maryetta also appeared as a grieving Becca in Rabbit Hole, the certifiable Van’s Sister in Dog Sees God, and long-suffering Annette in God of Carnage. Maryetta is the President of the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society (2013-15), faculty and past-Chair of the WSP Group Psychotherapy Training Program. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Washington, D.C.