MEET THE UNBOUND PRODUCTIONS STAFF
Jonathan Josephson :: Artistic Director
For Unbound Productions, Jonathan has adapted The Chimes (WL18, WL10, WL11), Mountain View Museum (WL18), Thoth’s Labyrinth (WL17), Anansi and the Demons (WL16), Camp Mountain View (WL16), The Grove of Rashomon (WL15), Las Lloronas (WL14), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (WL09, WL13), The New Catacomb (WL13), The Lurking Fear with Jeff G. Rack (WL13), A Ghost Story (WL11, Millennium-Biltmore Hotel), Count Magnus (WL12), The Garden Party (HL12, HL16) and The Girl Who Owned a Bear (HL16). Jonathan also directed The Cask of Amontillado (WL10-11), A Ghost Story (WL11), and Two Pictures in One (HL12). Jonathan received an Individual Artist Grant from the City of Pasadena to write Holmes, Sherlock, and The Consulting Detective for the debut of Unbound’s Mystery Lit series (World Premiere at the Los Angeles Arboretum, staged readings at The Huntington and Sherlocks in Brentwood). He received a second Individual Artist Grant to write These Violent Delights, a Shakespearean mash-up… with zombies.
Forty-five of Jonathan’s plays have been produced throughout the world including Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival of New American Plays), Milwaukee Repertory Theater (Rep Lab), San Jose Repertory Theatre (SJREAL), The Alternative Theatre Company (Off-Broadway), Chance Theater, and The Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Theatre Festival (Festival Winner). He is a five-time Finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award and has also been named a Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and the City Theatre National Short Play Award. Additional recognitions include two-time Finalist for the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Play Festival, Best of Playground-LA, Best of Rush (Force of Nature Productions), Best Playwright – Short+Sweet Dublin, Judge’s Award – Short+Sweet Hollywood, among many others.
Sixteen of Jonathan’s plays are published by Steele Spring Stage Rights, Samuel French, Playscripts, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, YouthPLAYS, Stage It!, and Original Works Publishing and have been produced throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, England, Scotland, Japan, and Cameroon. Jonathan received his BA in Theatre: Playwriting from UCSD and is a proud member of the Playground-LA Writer’s Pool, the Antaeus Playwright’s Lab, The Dramatists Guild of America and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.
Drew Dalzell :: Creative Director
Drew is an award winning designer with experience encompassing theme parks, cruise ships, theatre, television, film, industrials, and installations. His multidisciplinary skill set—which ranges from lighting, sound, and set design to stage management, direction, and show control programming—has led to his role as a Creative Director for immersive experiences. In themed entertainment, Drew has worked for Universal Studios, Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Creative Entertainment, Nickelodeon Recreation, and Paramount Parks, among others. He has done extensive sound and show control work for Universal Studios Hollywood, most notably Halloween Horror Nights 2006-2019. For Nickelodeon Resorts, Drew acted as the show control programmer and technical systems consultant for multiple shows at the Nick Hotel. His work on cruise ships includes being Technical Director for the Nickelodeon Family Cruise, Nick @ Sea, and Nick All Access from 2008-2011 and the 2009 R Family Cruise to Alaska. Since 2012 he has worked with Unbound Productions in various roles including sound design, control systems, Vice President of the Board of Directors, and now is extremely excited to shift into his role as Creative Director.
Drew has designed sound for over 300 theatrical productions. His designs have appeared in venues as varied as Disney Cruise Lines’ Wonder for the world premiere of Toy Story: The Musical to world and West Coast premieres at regional theatres such as South Coast Repertory, The Laguna Playhouse, The Colony Theatre, and the Rubicon Thetare Company. As a young designer, he received the 1998 USITT ClearCom Sound Achievement Award. Since then, he has been nominated for Ovation, LA Weekly, Garland, LADCC, and NAACP Awards, winning multiple times. Some of Drew‘s notable installation work includes working with Utopia Entertainment on a large scale wireless audio speaker system for the City of Beverly Hills holiday season and the San Diego Zoo, and managing show control design and integration for the Porsche Hall at the LA Auto Show. His television work can be heard in the dialog recording and editing for Ruroni Kenshin, Batman Beyond, Detentions, and Justice League.
Drew received his MFA in Theatrical Sound Design from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and his subsequent accomplishments and unique skill set have created a demand for him as a lecturer. He teaches specialized classes in sound design at California Institute of the Arts, the University of California Los Angeles, and Santa Monica Community College; he has also lectured at Yale University, University of California Irvine, The University of Missouri Kansas City, North Carolina School for the Arts, Purdue University, Pomona College, and The University of Cincinnati.