Christine Cover Ferro :: Costume Designer
Christine is Unbound Productions’ resident costume designer and has designed all shows to date. She won the Costume Design Ovation in the large theatre category for Wicked Lit 2015. Recent work includes Pacific Resident Theatre’s The Homecoming, My Girlfriend Is an Alien, and
Eccentricities of a Nightingale, and Rogue Machine’s Dutch Masters. TV and film credits include costume design for the feature films Yard Sale and Edith & Harvey, and assistant costume design for the 2014 and 2015 Oscars and Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design from Brandeis University.
Drew Dalzell :: Sound & Systems Designer
For Unbound, Drew has designed The Tell-Tale Heart, History Lit 2012 and 2016, Mystery Lit 2017 and Wicked Lit 2012-2018 (including Ovation Awards for Best Sound Design in 2014 and 2015). Outside of Unbound, Drew has designed over 250 theatrical productions including the world premiere of Toy Story: The Musical and numerous productions at regional theaters such as South Coast Repertory, The Laguna Playhouse, the Colony Theatre Company, and the Rubicon Theatre Company. He has received a USITT ClearCom Sound Achievement Award and been nominated for Ovation, LA Weekly, Garland, LADCC, and NAACP Awards, winning multiple times. Drew received his MFA in Theatrical Sound Design from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and has lectured at Yale University, University of California Irvine, University of Missouri Kansas City, North Carolina School for the Arts, Purdue University, and the University of Cincinnati. Drew is also a member of the Board of Directors for Unbound Productions.
McKenzie R. Eckels :: Props Designer
This is McKenzie’s fifth consecutive year with Wicked Lit. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, McKenzie fell in love with creating as a small child and never recovered. Since then, she has worked on all sides of the stage, screen and fashion world. Credits include Gin Game, Pandemonium, Hollow Bedrooms, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Playboy. McKenzie would like to give special thanks to a certain Pirate Captain and their mangy parrot, with whom she sails the high seas.
Noelle Hoffman :: Sound Designer
Noelle has been a Sound Designer for Wicked Lit since 2013, winning Ovation Awards for the 2014 and 2015 productions. Other Unbound productions include installations of The Doll at Mayfield Senior School, The Tell-Tale Heart at LA Mart/ScareLA, and History Lit 2016. Noelle is the Senior Sound Designer at Diablo Sound, working on such projects as Halloween Horror Nights, and Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., an installation that tours around the world. BA in Drama and German from UW-Oshkosh and her MFA in Sound Design from UCI.
Hilda Kane :: Lighting Designer
Hilda is happy to return for this year’s production of Wicked Lit. Los Angeles credits include WL13-14, WL16-17, ML17, gala events for Los Angeles Ballet, The ALS Association, and Pasadena Playhouse, Guest Designer at Pepperdine University, and Resident Lighting Designer at Marlborough School. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Emerson College.
Judi Lewin :: Co- Make-up Designer/ Wig & Hair Design
Judi is a seasoned Hair/Wig/Makeup Designer in and around Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Judi has lived in Los Angeles with her family since 1990, having moved from Toronto, Canada. In Toronto she worked primarily in theatre and for the Canadian Opera Company working on such operas as Tosca and La Bohemme. In Los Angeles Judi has incorporated
film and television into her repertoire. She has also designed two national tours, Happy Days and I Love Lucy Live on Stage as well as the European tour of Sisterella. Some of the theatre companies that Judi has designed for include Pasadena Playhouse, Rubicon Theatre Company, Fremont Centre Theatre, Interact Theatre Company, The Blank Theatre, The Fountain Theatre, McCoy Rigby Entertainment in, Sacramento Music Circus, Theatre 40, Reprise 2.0, Unbound Productions, West Coast Jewish Theatre, Group Rep, and Hollywood Bowl.
Julie Pound :: Resident Makeup Designer
Julie is a freelance makeup artist with over 15 years experience in theatre, film and television. The resident makeup artist for Unbound Productions, she has been with Wicked Lit since its inaugural production in 2009. Favorite Unbound productions include The Lurking Fear, The Tell-
Tale Heart, The Chimes, The Dead Smile, Wake Not the Dead, A Ghost Story, and The Unnamable. Other theatre credits include The Dark Heart of Poe, Tea at Five, Driving Miss Daisy, Incorruptible, and Victor. She currently has one film making the festival circuit, one in post-production, and works regularly with NASA on their educational webisodes.
Amanda Sauter :: Set and Production Designer
Amanda is thrilled to be back with Unbound after serving as an ASM for Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective (ML17), WL14-16, and as an assistant set designer on The Monkey’s Paw. Working at Theatre 40 as an assistant set designer, she has created on such shows as Patterns, Accomplice, American Wee-Pie, Helman vs McCarthy and Flare Path. Her passion for art and design has led her to create amazing things. She would like to give special thanks to Jeff Rack for giving her the opportunity to express her artistic mind. She feels truly blessed to be a part of the Unbound family.
Joe Seely :: Special Effects
Joe is an actor/designer. His award-winning masks and puppets have been seen at Wicked Lit 2016 (Ovation Award), on stage internationally, and throughout the U.S. with Center Theater Group, The Aspen Santé Fe Ballet, the Winston Salem Festival Ballet, as well as countless other small theaters throughout Los Angeles. He discovered his love for puppets and masks through Hans Jurgen Fettig’s book, Hand and Rod Puppets as a boy. He was last seen on stage in Emily Mast’s The Stage is a Cage which toured to Toronto.
Mara Aguilar :: Assistant Stage Manager ~ The Chimes: a Goblin Story
Mara Aguilar started off her haunting career with The 17th Door as a scare actor in 2015. She is excited to be working with Wicked Lit for the second time! She recently finished a three month run of Steady Rain at the John Kirby Studios in Hollywood where she was the Stage Manager. She can’t wait to become a part of this immersive story.
Darin Anthony :: Director ~ The Chimes: a Goblin Story
Unbound credits: Thoth’s Labyrinth (WL17), The Grove of Rashomon (WL15) and Two Pictures in One (HL16). Darin is the Artistic Director of Moving Arts where he has directed the premieres of Apocalypse Play, The Kill-or-Dies, Viral and The Gun Show. Partial Credits: New York: The Good
Boy (Abington) and The Incident Report (The Lion). World and West Coast premieres: Nureyev’s Eyes (American Stages), S.O.E. (Bootleg), The Antiquarian’s Family (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), Before We Go Home (Radar LA & La Jolla Playhouse), Sidhe (The Road), Gidion’s Knot and US Drag (Furious Theatre), HEADS, American Way, A Hole in the Dark and The Book of Liz (The Blank Theatre).
Megan Crockett :: Stage Manager ~ The Chimes: a Goblin Story
Megan is delighted to be back for another round of Wicked Lit having helped last year with The Damned Thing and The Open Door. Her previous credits include A Kind of Love Story, Taste, Cosi Fan Tutte, Madama Butterfly and Victorian Hotel to name a few. [www.megancrockett.com]
Emily Hucal :: Stage Manager ~ Teig O’Kane and the Corpse
Emily is excited to be working on her first Wicked Lit! She received her BFA in Stage Management at Southern Oregon University last year and has since been a Company Manager at the Wyoming Theater Festival, the stage manager for TinyRhino’s Home for the Holiday’s show. She currently works at the Thousand Oaks Civic Art’s Plaza as a stagehand where she’s worked on a variety of shows including the Beauty and the Beast production where Susan Egan reprised her iconic role as Belle.
Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm :: Playwright ~ Teig O’Kane and the Corpse
Kerry has had over 130 productions of his plays and musicals staged in four countries. He wrote the frame for WL ’17, “Liliom.” His play Wounded received a Grant to be performed at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival, winning the Fringe International Encore Series Award and giving it the opportunity to be performed this December at the Soho Playhouse in NYC. He’s had several shows published and was a Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference, the David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists Grant, among many others. [www.kerrykaz.com]
Debbie McMahon :: Movement Coach ~ Teig O’Kane and the Corpse
Unbound credits: concieved and directed The System (WL15) and directed The Monk (WL14). She is also the Artistic Director of Grand Guignolers with whom she has created critically acclaimed productions blending traditional genres: melodrama, Commedia dell’Arte, clown, horror, dance, and puppetry in a 1920s Parisian event-like atmosphere in Hollywood, at The
Actors’ Gang, and the Pasadena Playhouse. Debbie is also a member of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, The Actors’ Gang, and has clowned with Cirque du Soleil. McMahon graduated Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre and earned an MA in Performance Studies at NYU. She is a professor of Physical Theatre at USC. [www.debbie-mcmahon.com]
Benjamin Scuglia :: Stage Manager ~ The Chimes: a Goblin Story
Benjamin happily returns for his forth Unbound show, following WL17 (Production Stage Manager, Liliom), WL16 (The Shadowy Third) and ML17 (Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective). He is a member of Theatre West and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. Recent SM gigs include the acclaimed world premiere of Robert Allen Ackerman’s Blood and a workshop production of God Looked Away with Al Pacino and Judith Light. His play Gay for Pay was a 2015 Top 30 Finalist for the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival in New York. Benjamin’s play The Man Who Saved Everything premiered earlier this year at Theatre
West. Twitter: @500Turtles.
Jonathan Josephson :: Executive Director
Playwright ~ The Chimes: a Goblin Story
For Unbound, Jonathan has written/adapted Holmes, Sherlock, and The Consulting Detective (ML17), 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), The Chimes: A Goblin Story (WL10, WL11), A Ghost Story (WL11, Millennium-Biltmore Hotel), Count Magnus (WL12), The Garden Party (HL12, HL16) and The Girl Who Owned a Bear (HL16). Jonathan’s original plays have
been produced at The Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), Milwaukee Repertory Theater (RepLab), San Jose Repertory Theatre (SJREAL), Chance Theater, The Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Theatre Festival (Festival Winner, 2016), New York Summerfest, Midtown International Theatre Festival, Force of Nature Productions, and many others. He has been awarded two Individual Artist Grant from the City of Pasadena, five of his plays have been named Finalists for ATL’s Heideman Award and his play The Giant and the Pixie was named a Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and Grandpa and the Gay Rabbi was a Finalist for City Theatre’s National Short Play Award. Fourteen of Jonathan’s plays are published by Steele Spring Stage Rights (including Wicked Lit Volumes I and II), Samuel French, Playscripts, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, YouthPLAYS, and Original Works Publishing and have been produced throughout the US as well as in Japan, Canada, England, Scotland, and Cameroon. Jonathan received his BA in Theatre: Playwriting from UCSD and is a proud member of Playground-LA’s Playwrights Pool, the Antaeus Playwrights Lab, the Dramatists Guild of America, and is a Lifetime Member of ALAP. [jonathanjosephson.com]
Paul Millet :: Artistic Director/Director ~ Teig O’Kane and the Corpse Last summer, Paul directed the inaugural Mystery Lit production of Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective. For Wicked Lit, Paul has directed The Open Door (WL17), Camp Mountain View (WL16), The Monkey’s Paw (Mountain View Mausoleum), Las Lloronas (WL14), The Lurking Fear (WL13), The Masque of the Red Death Experience (WL13, also conceived), Count Magnus (WL12), The Body Snatcher (WL11, also playwright), The Chimes: A Goblin Story (WL10, WL11); The Initiation (WL16 Installation at ScareLA); The Doll (Strub Mansion); A Ghost Story (Millennium Biltmore Hotel); and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (WL09) and The Fall of the House of Usher (WL09, also playwright) at Greystone Mansion. For Unbound’s History Lit, Paul has directed The Girl Who Owned a Bear (HL16) & The Yellow Wallpaper (HL12) at the Pasadena Museum of History and co-directed (with Jeff G. Rack) Charles Bukowski: Back at Barney’s (2012), a flash performance of poetry. Other credits include the world premiere of Albie Selznick’s Smoke & Mirrors (16-month run at The Promenade Playhouse, The Road); Jump/Cut (West Coast Premiere) at the Arena Stage; Incorruptible and Southern Comforts (Los Angeles premiere) at Theatre 40; Driving Miss Daisy, The Curious Savage, and The Prisoner of Second Avenue at the High Street Arts Center; Václav Havel’s The Memorandum for Vox Humana; Southern Comforts at the Indian Wells Theatre; and the two original one-acts, Alpha Best and Best Chance, Chance
Best for Variations on a Theme: The Best at The Chance Theater. As a former member of the Eclectic Company Theatre (ECT), Paul directed the critically acclaimed productions of Don’t Dress for Dinner, Spike Heels, A Weekend Near Madison, the world premieres of Exmagare and The Unsinkable Bismarck, as well as the late night serial Ambition. Paul is a proud member of SDC, TCG, and LA Stage Alliance.