Michael Teoli (Music Director/Composer) is an award-winning Film and Theater Composer. Before graduating from Boston's Berklee College of Music with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production, Michael worked on Howard Shore's Music Team for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.Since then, he has scored or worked on music for over 40 films. His score to the feature 41 won BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK at the Director's Film Festival in Staten Island, and his score for The Union received a BEST SCORE nomination at the Terror Film Festival in Philadelphia. His first full-length musical, Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, ran in Portland, Oregon as well as two stints at A.R.T’s Club Oberon in Cambridge, MA. He is a proud Sacred Fools Company Member. Michael wishes to thank our bad-ass cast, crew, designers, Producers, Monster Band, Lauren, Janet and Joe for making what began as brainstorming on a flight to Boston in November 2007 a reality.
Joe Fria (Writer) began writing almost as soon as he arrived in Los Angeles fourteen years ago. He completed his first screenplay within a year and has written two more since. In 2005 Joe wrote, produced, and directed the short film Black Eyed Sue. He has co-penned several original theater projects including the critically acclaimed play Nosferatu with the Zoo District theater company and the award-winning Go True West with his own company, FSHA. He has also contributed to sketch comedy troupes. Joe has become a go-to talent for workshop development on projects for high profile companies including The Center Theater Group and Disney.
Janet Roston (Director) directed/choreographed Tonya and Nancy, The Rock Opera at American Repertory Theater’s Club Oberon in Boston. Janet was the Director/Choreographer for Los Angeles Rock Opera Company’s shAme, (King King Nightclub) Push Play (Highways Performance Space) and Possession (Unknown Theater). She directed Walk’n Thru the Fire (Hayworth Theater) and The Wanting (Highways). Janet has directed music videos (Dhana, Jamie Kennedy, Sammy Chand) and created choreography for film, tv, commercials, corporate shows and world tours. Theater choreography includes the International City Theater, Odyssey Theater, Rubicon Theater and Royal Academy of Music, London. Janet has received an Ovation Award, two American Choreography Awards and an NAACP Award. www.janetroston.com
Brandon Clark (Producer) has been performing at Sacred Fools since 2003 and has appeared in such projects here as Wintertime, I Wrote This, Underneath the Lintel, Finer Noble Gases, Madness in Valencia, and as the host ofMagnum Opus Theatre. A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Brandon also studied with ACT in San Francisco, and at South Coast Repertory’s Professional Conservatory in Costa Mesa. Friends recently spotted him in The Social Network and Outlaw. Other credits include a cash back coupon from CVS... and an Amazon gift card. CARNEVIL marks the 21st project that Brandon has produced at Sacred Fools. Enjoy.
Brian Wallis (Producer) After producing the award-winning Louis & Keely Live at the Saharaat the Matrix Theatre, Brian went on to produce other highly successful world-premiere productions including Savin' Up for Saturday Night at Sacred Fools and the Grove Theatre in Upland, as well as the recent Watson. Some favorite stage credits include HMS Pinafore (Opera Pasadena), A Piece of Tin (Lyric Theatre), Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara (Sacred Fools, Matrix, and Geffen Theatres), Forbidden Zone Live in the 6th Dimension (Sacred Fools), Priscilla's Perfect Day (Lonny Chapman Group Rep and Grove Theatres) and Hoboken to Hollywood (Edgemar).
Lauren Teoli (Associate Producer) has been a member of Sacred Fools for three years. She has been seen as Betty Lynn in Beaverquest!, the "random scantily clad girl" in Forbidden Zone and multiple appearances in Serial Killers, including the original episodes ofCarnEvil where she originated the role of Cassandra, the bubble girl. In between rehearsals, Lauren performs with the Glombies- her glam-rock zombie-band. She'd like to thank Michael, Joe and Janet for the opportunity to be part of this incredible show.
Joel Daavid (Setting/Light Designer) Texan /L.A. resident since 1993. Joel has become an award-winning set designer since attending AFI where he was nominated for the Kodak Scholarship in Cinematography & received the Blum-Kovler Scholarship. His career accomplishments include cinematography for film work as well as stage directing and design. Joel's most notable awards include Ovation, L.A. Weekly, NAACP and LADCC Theater Awards. He recently directed and designed the award winning production of The Miracle Worker at the Matrix and Edgemar Theatres and will be opening the new production of Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll at the Lillian Theatre this November.
Hunter Wells (Costume Designer) enjoys designing for both live performance and film. Theater work includes the world premiere of John King's chance-driven Opera Dice Thrown and Shoe Story at Theater of NOTE. Film work includes the musical feature Leave it on the Floor, featuring the music of Beyonce; DGA and HBO-award winning Fig; and recent YouTube phenomenon Balrog: Behind the Glory. Currently in post-production is Liberator, featuring Lou Ferrigo, Michael Dorn and Peta Wilson. Hunter toured with Cirque du Soleil for three years before coming to Los Angeles, where he earned his MFA from CalArts. He currently works for NBC/Universal.
Eric Snodgrass (Sound Designer) has been doing Sound Design for over 20 years in all facets of the entertainment industry, including intimate theater, large theater, corporate events, dance, concerts, awards shows, opera, political events, musical theater and tours (both national and international). Since moving to Los Angeles in 1999 his designs for live theater have garnered him critical acclaim, including 2 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards (5 Nominations), 2 Backstage Garland Awards, an L.A. Weekly Award and 2 Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award Nominations.
Kevin Page (Animation Design) is a digital artist at a toy company. He works in 2D and 3D, utilizing skills in modeling, texturing, illustration, and animation to create video game assets and game environments for the web department. His appreciation for the arts covers everything from traditional art to fashion, film, music, and performance. Aside from his art, he enjoys camping, traveling, and lazy summer days by the pool.
Joe LaRue (Assistant Director) works professionally as a stage/film director, video editor, photographer, graphic designer, and projection designer. For six years he served as artistic director of New York's Tobacco Bar Theatre Company, where he produced and directed original plays, including the acclaimed premiere of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Golden Age. His short films Adobo, Loaded and Thanksgiving have played in film festivals across the country, including the Boulder International Film Festival, D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. He holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida.
Rachel Howe (Assistant Musical Director) is a professional vocal coach and piano instructor here in Los Angeles. For the past 7 years she has been Musical Directing shows for many different theatre companies, among them: Into the Woods at Pepperdine University, Broadway Magic for Picadilly at CSUN, Bare at the Hudson Backstage, and most recently Beauty and the Beast at the Madrid Theatre. She is honored to be assisting Michael Teoli in Musical Directing this amazing show. Neither her Theatre degree from BYU, nor her years teaching children could've prepared her for this gothic horror madness. Love to family and friends. Thanks to God.
Angela Lingrosso (Stage Manager) - Bio coming soon
Heather Hopkins (Make-up Designer) Born and raised in Orlando, Heather first starting doing makeup at Terror On Church Street, a year-round haunted attraction in Orlando. After moving to Los Angeles in 2005, she has been involved in various makeup gigs for independent films, as well as on stage at the Sacred Fools for Beaverquest and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Joseph Beck (Associate Producer) is thrilled and delighted to be associate producer once again for Mr. Clark and Mr. Wallis after the success ofWatson and Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom.
Alyson Schultz (Stage Manager) - Bio coming soon
Joyce Hutter (Puppetry Designer) is thrilled to be designing puppets for CARNEVIL. For years, Joyce has served as Artistic Director of Strings & Things Puppet Theatre, a non-traditional, socially responsible puppet theater company. Her recent creations include Nanuq, a live action-stop motion short film;Who Speaks for Wolf, (Henson Foundation grant 2009); The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone; and The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch, which received a Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Puppetry and Masks. Other credits include conceptual designs for The Gogol Project and collaboration with the Long Beach Opera’s production of HK Gruber’s Frankenstein!
"Handsome Jack" (Magic Consultant) is a male model, who also works semi-professionally as a magician. He lives in the Hollywood Hills and drives a really bitchin' car.