The year was 1999. The place, a basement in the hills of Ashland, Oregon. Here seven women met to form a comedy improv troupe. 100 names for the company were tossed at the dry erase board, including Comedy Nurses, Womedy, and the FemBots – but when the ancient Amazons were called upon as foremothers, the name Hamazons burst forth fully formed from their collective witty souls. From the very first show, at the Ashland Town Hall, when they didn’t number the tickets and played to an oversold standing room only crowd, The Hamazons have been local and regional favorites, playing theaters, clubs, conference halls, office parties, living rooms and martini bars, performing consistently for over a decade.
Founding members were Judy Dolmatch, Deborah Elliott, Sierra Faith, Bobbi Kidder, Joanie McGowan, Carolyn Myers, and Cil Stengel
Eve Smyth joined the group in 2003 and Kyndra Laughery in 2005. These two women along with Carolyn and Cil performed for 7 years as a fabulous foursome.
Today Cil, Eve and Kyndra enjoy this rich history, a loyal fan base and continual exploration of the art of improv.