Johnny DiGiorgio is an actor from Long Island, New York and is a sophomore in USC's B.F.A. Acting for Stage, Screen, and New Media Program. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has had experience working in theatre, film, television, and voiceover.
Josh Epstein is an adjunct faculty member at USC and a professional lighting designer. He has designed lighting at many of the top regional theaters in the country including: The Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Geffen Playhouse, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, Kirk Douglas Theatre and the Pasadena Playhouse to name a few. Josh is also an ensemble member of the IAMA Theatre Company in LA and currently serves on the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference Artistic Council. Josh is an LA Ovation Award and Knight of Illumination Winner and a Helen Hayes Nominee. He was also a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Designers. Josh received his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. www.joshepsteindesign.com
Erica Ammerman is a sophomore at the USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, pursuing a BA in Theatre along with a minor in Dance at the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Erica graduated from the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts: Theatre Concentration at Bergen County Academies, where she trained for four years along with attending the Cherubs Program at Northwestern University in the summer of 2018. Erica has worked as a Production Intern at the Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC and is planning to focus on lighting design, along with dance, for the rest of her time at USC.
Tina Archer is a sophomore at USC pursuing a B.F.A in stage management. Her credits at the School of Dramatic Arts include assistant stage managing The Brothers Size in the fall of 2019, and assistant stage managing Othello in the spring of 2020. Tina has trained at the Boston University Summer Theatre Institute (2017) and Tal Lostrato’s Summer Theatre Program (2016). Tina plans to continue to focus in Stage Management and learn as much as possible during the rest of her time at USC.
Associate Sound Designer
Naveen Bhatia is a Junior, pursuing a B.S. degree in Economics/Math, and has been tirelessly working in theater for 4 years. Since joining his high school tech crew, Naveen has crewed or designed upwards of 50 shows,including sound designing with a local professional summer stock company. Assorted design credits include Spider's Web by Agatha Christie, The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel, and, more recently, Associate Sound Designer on SDA’s The Secret Garden, designed by Mia Glenn-Schuster.
Joy is a Senior pursuing a BFA in Sound Design at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. She is originally from Keller, TX and has been so thrilled to be immersed in the Los Angeles theatre scene during her time at USC. During the summer of 2019 she worked as a sound intern for Into The Woods at the Hollywood Bowl, and some of her favorite sound design credits include: Avenue Q, Spring Awakening, Trouble in Mind, The Minotaur, The Busybody, and Othello. JoyCheever.com
Co-Concept Creator/Website Designer
Damaris is a junior at USC pursuing a BFA in Stage Management. Favorite credits include Camino Real, The Minotaur, A Stone is Nobody’s, and Nan, all affiliated with USC, as well at the Nutcracker Cocktail Fête with Fever: Los Angeles. Damaris has also enjoyed her time at Aspen Music Festival & School working with musicians such as Common, Renee Fleming, Robert Spano, and Augustin Hadelich. www.damariseddy.com
Assistant Production Manager
Evan Feinstein (Assistant Project Manager) is a Freshman Stage Management BFA student from San Francisco, California. He has worked with numerous theatre companies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, in addition to his high school, including Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory (PVTC), Children's Musical Theater of San Jose (CMT), and Peninsula Youth Theater (PYT). Recent/Favorite credits include Heathers (PVTC), Spring Awakening (PVTC), Newsies (PYT), The Lion King (PYT), and Chicago (CMT)
Assistant Sound Designer
Renata Finamore is a freshman at the USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, pursuing a BFA in Sound Design. She is a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, where she majored in technical theater. Renata was also an audio intern at Sleep No More and a design intern at the Kaufman Music Center.
Edward Hansen is a senior B.F.A. in Design student working primarily in lighting design. He is honored to have been a part of this unique and innovative theatrical experience. Edward’s credits while at USC include: Cabaret, Avenue Q, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Black Sky, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Amsterdam (U.S. Premier), Mad Forest, Dogfight, and The Secret Garden. www.edwardshansen.com
Shinoo Kang is a freshman at USC school of Dramatic arts, pursuing a BFA in technical direction. Originally interested in set design and stage management, she developed her passion for the technical aspects of theatre through an internship at an award-winning theatre company in Korea. With this project being her first theatre experience at USC, she is thankful to be a part of a creative challenge. www.shinookang.com
Zaira is a Senior at the University of Southern California, studying for a BFA Stage Management degree. It has been over 5 years since she was introduced to theater and cannot be more grateful for the path it has led her on. Recent/Favorite credits include Rough Magic with USC, West Side Story with USC, The Barbarians with USC, and Frozen Jr. with the Palos Verdes Conservatory Theater.
Crystal Son is a freshman at the USC's School of Dramatic Arts and is pursuing a BFA in Theatre Design. Before her first year at USC, she attended an art studio located in Fullerton, CA called Artbin Studio of Art & Design for around 2 years. There she built her portfolio and practiced in theatre set and costume designing. Crystal is planning to focus on costume design for her next four years at USC.
Qixing Tong is a senior design student at University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts. She worked as a costume designer in theatre at USC. Her works include Barbarians, Bus stop and Holy Ghost. Qixing also worked as a scenic designer for plays such as Othello and Trouble in Mind. She is also a costume designer for short movies. The short movie Dear Mom she worked in got nominated by BAFTA Student Interactive Media Showcase in 2020.
Dominic Vacca is a sophomore pursuing a BFA in Technical Direction in the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Being Southern California based, he’s so excited to be a part of an immersive theatre experience which is based in Los Angeles’s very own USC Coliseum. Having only been a part of two USC productions freshman year, one of which being canceled due to Covid, his resume is looking pretty thin. But as the saying says, Process Over Product.
Dylan Weinstein is a Freshman Set and Costume Design BFA student from Dallas, Texas. Graduating from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in 2020 pursuing theater and visual arts. Dylan has worked at the Dallas Children's Theater as a costume intern and attended The Stage Design Studio Program at Emerson College. Dylan is also a visual artist with interests in ceramics, and sculpture.