Chad Bonaker

co-founder, lighting designer, dramaturg

Originally from Craig, Colorado, Chad holds a degree in English from Stanford University. He is a freelance lighting and scenic designer based in the San Francisco area and has recently received a Masters of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (UC CCM). His on-line portfolio can be found at Light and Ink.

Andrew Hungerford

artistic director, co-founder, playwright

From the suburbs of Detroit, Andrew studied Astrophysics and Theatre at Michigan State University and recieved his MFA in lighting design from UC CCM. His freelance design work has been seen in various theatres around the upper midwest. His on-line portfolio is Lighting...of doom.

Michael Minahan

scenic designer

Michael recently completed his BFA in scenic design from UC CCM. Previous designs include The Memory Game, The Lights and La Finta Giardineria. His hometown is Charleston, South Carolina. Visit Minahan Design for his on-line portfolio.

Sarah Niblack

press and marketing, composer, viola

Sarah is committed to finding innovative ways to get art seen, heard, and experienced. Originally from Seattle, Washington, she studies Viola performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is passionate about, among other things, Art, Community, Music, and Rowing.

Matt Purdy


Matt Purdy has appeared regionally in Kudzu and Tape at Trustus Theatre. Previous credits also include The Shape of Things, Polaroid Stories, Tartuffe, Rhinoceros, Othello, and Trestle at Pope Lick Creek. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.

Sara Vaught


Sara recently returned from performing Senior Showcases with her CCM-Drama graduating class in New York and LA where she landed an audition and subsequent role on the Season Finale of CBS' hit show Numb3rs. In August she will be starring as Annie in the stage adaptation of Stephen King's Misery, opposite Corbin Bernson at the Celebrity Theatre in Fairfield. Other favorite roles include Celia in As You Like It (Earlham), Martha in A Piece of My Heart (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati) and one of the twelve Galileo's in Life of Galileo (CCM).

Steve Whipple

composer, upright bass

Steve recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC CCM with a degree in jazz performance. Between the Water and the Air marks his second foray into composition for theatre. Along with gigging and recording on bass, he plays trumpet in a Dixieland Band. Visit his website here.