Bryan Davidson (Dramaturg) Bryan is a Los Angeles-based playwright. His play War Music won four Ovation Awards, including World Premiere Play, and was produced at the Geffen Playhouse. As a playwright and dramaturg, he has worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cornerstone Theatre Ensemble, About Productions, Native Voices at the Autry, and many others. He is a proud member of Dog Ear Playwrights.
Ariel Boroff (Costume Designer)
See website: http://www.portfolio.theatercalarts.com/arielboroff/
Adam Flemming (Projection Design)
Adam has collaborated with South Coast Repertory, Long Beach Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, Deaf West, The Theater @ Boston Court, East/West Players, Noise Within, Laguna Playhouse, Odyssey Theater, and Santa Barbara Theater amongst others and has had productions in New York City, San Francisco, Miami, Austin, Edinburgh, and Guadalajara. He is an artistic associate with Son of Semele and holds an MFA in design from CalArts.
Ian Garrett (Lighting Design)
As a designer and producer, Ian returns to LA after a year in Houston. He is co-founder and director of the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA), served as lighting curator for Scenofest at the Prague Quadrennial, and is the resident designer for the Indy Convergence, an annual two week pop-up residency in Indianapolis. As a producer, Ian worked on the premier of Richard Foreman and Michael Gordon's What to Wear at REDCAT and produced the Prague tour for Torry Bend's puppet adaptation of Aimee Bender's Loser. He has over 100 productions under his belt, including, here in LA, Permanent Collection at the Kirk Douglas (2006 LA Weekly Theater Award for best lighting) and Song of Extinction with Moving Arts at [Inside] the Ford (2008 LA Weekly Theater Award for Production of the Year). For more information, check out his website: www.toasterlab.com.
Sarah Krainin (Scenic Design)
Sarah Krainin (Scenic Design) Sarah is a scenic designer and object artist whose work has been seen locally at Highways Performance Space, Son of Semele Ensemble, with Brimmer Street Theater, et al. Previously based in New York, she resided as props artist for director Richard Foreman. Recently, Sarah has been a guest artist at Duke University, Boise Contemporary Theater, and designed the set for Songs of Bilitis, a lab workshop with Rogue Artists Ensemble, produced at the Getty Villa. Sarah makes short puppet shows in which objects transform in unexpected ways, and writes graphic scores for object theater. www.sarahkrainin.com
Paulina Lagudi (Marketing Intern)
Currently entering into her last semester as BA Theatre major at Chapman University, Paulina is very appreciative to have had this opportunity to be working with Matt for Eternal Thou. Paulina competed and performed all over the West Coast when a part of Inspire Dance Co. in Las Vegas, NV, but shifted her focus to theatre when she attended Chapman. Besides performing on the Chapman stage and in the film school, Paulina has performed for the DOMA Theatre Company in LA and the Mysterium Theatre Company in Santa Ana.
Matthew McCray (Writer/Director)
See website: www.matthewmccray.com
Jenna Selby (Director's Assistant)
Jenna recently graduated from Chapman University with a B.A. in Theatre where she pursued directing and acting. Her most recent credits include the role of Portia in Merchant of Venice as well as directing productions of All About Al, The Unwanted, and Cross the Line, a devised piece about human connection. She would like to thank Matt McCray for the opportunity to be a part of this process and looks forward to future projects.
Joseph "Sloe" Slawinski (Sound Design)
Sloe has designed over 200 plays. His designs include “Tree Fall” for Rogue Machine Theater (LA Weekly Award – Best Sound Design 2009), “The Sunset Limited” for Rogue Machine, “Head! (The Brain That Wouldn’t Die) A Musical” for Gabrieal Griego, “Love Sick” for Elephant Theater Company, California Dreamin’ for the Griego/Koslo team, and “Monkey Adored: for Rogue Machine. He is the sound designer for The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He would like to thank the incredible and amazing Gabrieal Griego for her continuous support during all of his creative endeavors. Without Gabrieal’s support he would still be goggling himself.
Darren Bailey (Actor, Message)
Darren is a Cincinnati, Ohio native, who holds a BA in Theatre from Miami University, and advanced film and television acting training from the Tony Award-winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. He began studying acting as a child. As a singer, he has performed alongside Cantus, The King's Singers, Dave Brubeck, Rosemary Clooney, and in various a cappella groups, as well as two operas. Along with cast member Vonzell Carter and mutual friend Chris Cowan, he co-founded Thousand Pounds Action Company, a film production team specializing in martial arts action, whose online views exceed 25,000,000. In addition to acting, Darren performs stunts for short films, commercials, and movies. Most recently, Darren was seen in the role of Jim, the Gentleman Caller in Long Beach Playhouse's production of The Glass Menagerie. Darren would like to thank Matt McCray for trusting him to fulfill his unique vision, Vonzell for being an acting partner and friend for the last ten years, the remaining veteran cast and crew for welcoming him in with open arms, and his family, friends, and the stunt community for supporting his budding career in entertainment. Currently seeking representation. SAG/AFTRA-eligible.
Vonzell Carter (Actor, Channel)
Hailing from CalArts with an M.F.A in Acting, Vonzell transmits himself between the grids of dramatic acting and stunt fighting. He has choreographed and performed in martial arts based fight sequences for theatre, film, commercials and new media – many with his acclaimed company, Thousand Pounds. Recent theatre: The Diamond Stars (The Blank Theatre), Phaedra’s Lust (Archway Theatre), Verruecktes Blut (Goethe Institut), Macbeth (Long Beach Playhouse), and ETERNAL THOU!!! He is honored to have the chance to share this provoking play again. He received his B.A. in Theatre from Miami University (Ohio). He is SAG-AFTRA. http://www.vonzellcarter.allowned.com/
Jenny Greer (Actor, Sender)
Jenny was seen last year at Studio SCR in Transit Authority's CATTYWAMPUS (Chrissy) directed by Robert Cucuzza and in it's other incarnations at REDCAT, Son of Semele, and the Incubator Arts Project (NYC). She's worked in NYC and regionally at Youngblood/Ensemble Studio Theater, Firework Theater, The Cape Cod Theater Project, the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, and Seaside Music Theater. She'll be performing later this year in CalArts Center for New Performance's production of PROMETHEUS BOUND directed by Travis Preston. Other credits: DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (Abbie) CalArts, HENRY V (Chorus, Alice, Hostess) Calarts, HELLZAPOPPIN' (CalArts), THE CHERRYORCHARD (Anya) dir. by John Gulley, MISS SAIGON (mat. Kim) Seaside Music Theater, PETER PAN (Peter) UNCG and MARISOL (Marisol) UNCG. *MFA in Acting from CalArts, BFA in Acting from UNC Greensboro.
Jeffrey Johnson (Actor, Feedback)
Jeffrey Johnson is an actor/musician/writer perhaps best known for the heartfelt feature film Letters to God, he starred in the recently released Worth & in the soon-to-be-released Apparitional. Theatre credits include: Critical Mass, Bad Puppets, The Evidence Room, TSS, The Odyssey Theater, Moving Arts, FAKE Radio & the critically lauded world premiere of Nancy Keystone's Apollo at The Portland Center Stage. TV credits include Vegas, NCIS, Bones, Lie to Me, Criminal Minds, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Burn Notice, Unhitched, CSI, & Without a Trace among others. Other film credits include Shadow of A Memory, Scorcher, Target, Helter Skelter, & award winners Down Dog, Over The Shoulder, and Stellina Blue. Original music has been featured in several films, Theatre productions, & on NBC's Bionic Woman. He is currently the voice of T-Mobile. Jeffrey is proud to have been the officiant of 10 weddings, including his sister & her husband, and also his cousin, a decorated Iraq War Veteran & his wife. And, yes, he's hit for the cycle, AND finished a NY Times Sunday crossword puzzle...twice. He is represented by SBV, Ellis Talent & Kathy Carter Management.