ERIC PHILLIPS – Producer/Director/Writer
Eric Phillips will be directing the world premiere of Fox News The Musical, for which he wrote the book and co-wrote the lyrics. He is also working as a producer for the premiere. His work has been featured at the CBS Diversity Comedy showcase, iO West, UCB, the Anna Akana Youtube Channel, the 2012-2016 Los Angeles Scripted Comedy Festivals, the Sundance Film Festival, the Los Angeles Theater Center, and The Grassroots Shakespeare Theater Company, among others. He has written, directed, produced, and acted in live shows and digital content for The Corduroy Commandos since 2010. He was a semi-finalist for the 2015 Final Draft TV Writing Competition in the sitcom category. The last musical he co-wrote and directed – Les Midge: A Hobbit Musical – received Best Musical and Best Direction at the 2015 San Diego Fringe Festival and played at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con, produced by The Turning Tydes Theater Company. Eric earned his Theater Degree at Utah Valley University and is a graduate of the improv and sketch programs at iO West.
JOANNA CASTLE MILLER – Producer/Writer
Joanna Castle Miller is a writer, producer, and comedian whose work has appeared on NBC, VH1, E! Entertainment, PBS, and Food Network. A political junkie at heart, she is the creator and host of Red, White and Dad – a web show chronicling the 100% true story of her dad’s 2016 campaign for president, which was featured in Fortune, Time, and The Daily Dot. Since the election, her political parodies have been featured on Funny or Die, WhoHaha, and The Advocate. Other recent writing work includes Ash (short film, in post-production), Which Way There (feature film, premiering April 2017) and the Funny or Die-featured monologue series Sorta My Thing. Joanna’s latest play SH@MED recently premiered at Georgia Southwestern University and will be showcased at the Last Frontier Theatre Festival this summer. Recent producing work includes the Cannes-selected short film Where You Go and the Emmy Award-winning New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd, produced by Live From Lincoln Center and starring Emma Thompson.
BRADLEY BROUGH – Composer/Orchestrator/Musical Director
Bradley Brough is the composer and orchestrator for Fox News The Musical. He has scored several web series such as I love Lucy and Astrid and Grandma’s Hit Show, and short films such as Nightblind: Beneath the Alien Plains and Tactics, which will be premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. He has a BA in media music and currently works as lead keys in the children’s live musical group “Rockin’ Railroad,” produced at Kidville.
LUCI MACNAIR – Producer/Choreographer
Luci’s work as an actor, writer, producer, and director has been featured at the Los Angeles Scripted Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, iO West, UCB Sunset, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (for which she was an individual finalist as well as performer in national award winning production of Vincent in Brixton), the Luci MacNair youtube channel, and The Corduroy Commandos youtube channel. Luci has a Bachelor’s degree in theatre and has studied with iO West, The Voicecaster, Align ballet, NYIP photography, Matthew Arkin, Conor O’Farrell, Killian McHugh, and Jason Alexander. She currently studies her craft at Warner Loughlin Studios and works there as a class monitor. Luci is producing and starring in two upcoming short films. Some of her favorite theatre productions she’s been a part of include Gruesome Playground Injuries, Vincent in Brixton, The Crucible, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Little Women, and Into the Woods.
NATALIE D’ALACIO – Stage Manager/Assistant Director
Natalie D’Alacio is a writer/producer for Yahoo’s Superfan channel. She’s an actress on AOL’s series Land the Gig and wrote for the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase. Nat Cat is her nickname and she refuses to outgrow it. Natalie loves pizza, any excuse to get her hair done, and getting weird with her sketch team Roxanne. And yes, they always put on the red light – once a month at Second City Hollywood.
DANIEL WHITING – Set Design
Daniel Whiting is a technical director, production manager, artistic director, set designer, carpenter, and painter for theater and film based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. He worked as the technical director for Utah Valley University’s theater program for four years; during that time, he won national recognition for his scenic design and technical direction of Next to Normal and Vincent in Brixton, respectively. He has worked with Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts, Utah Repertory Theater Company, The Neil Simon Festival, The Egyptian Theater, The Sundance Eccles Theater, Radical Hospitality Company, Waterford Theater, The Echo Theater Company, The Covey Theater Center, Sackerson Theater Company, The Grassroots Shakespeare Company, The Cape Playhouse, BYU TV, ABC, AMC, and HBO. He is a founding member and the Artistic Director of the Grassroots Shakespeare Company, which is Utah’s leading scholarly Shakespeare studies organization and touring theater company. He is a part owner and the resident production manager and scenic designer of Sackerson Theater Company. He is the resident production manager, resident technical director and a resident artist of the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA.
ALLEN CLARK – Lighting Design
Allen Clark is a graduate of the Lighting and Scenic Design MFA program at The University of Texas, Austin, and has designed for numerous theatrical productions, live events, concerts, and dance shows at various theaters including the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, McCallum Theater, ARC Pasadena, Madrid Theater, El Portal Theater, Bank of America Theater Dallas, and The Alex Theater to name a few. He has worked as a resident lighting designer for Los Angeles Youth Ballet Theater, Theatrics Dance Company, Los Angeles Ballet Academy, and currently works as the resident lighting designer for Sypher Studios.