Our Creative Team

Chrystee Pharris
- Director -

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Chrystee blazed onto NBC-TV as Simone Russell on the hit daytime soap opera Passions and she returned to NBC at night creating passion with Golden Globe Nominee Zach Braff on the hit show Scrubs as “J.D.’S” girlfriend Kylie. Currently, she can be seen on Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy on UMC. She is also executive producing Mercer Island. And you will catch her recurring on Season 3, Goliath on Amazon, with Billy Bob Thornton in 2019. This versatile alumni of Emerson College has conquered feature films, theatre and is currently touring her hit one-woman show In Search of O. Chrystee performed in Let Freedom Ring with SNL's Garret Morris, and Lady Patriot, both plays written and directed by Ted Lange. She has received 2 Best Actress Awards and 3 Best Films Awards for her starring role in Steps of Faith, a faith-based film currently on Purflix & Amazon. Chrystee tirelessly donates her time by mentoring at women’s prisons and teen homeless shelters as well as traveling the world from Compton to South Africa as an Ambassador speaking to young people on everything from education to setting goals in order to plan a better future for themselves. Her specialty is speaking about the Business of Acting to young actors. “My success means nothing, if I have not planted a seed in someone’s life.” “I want to give others what has been given to me: Hope, vision and determination.” Without a doubt, Chrystee Pharris, the beauty with brains and belief is turning heads and making people take notice in all aspects of the entertainment industry — all over the world.

Kirk Stefferud
- Assistant Director & Costumer -

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Kirk has been working in the performing arts and arts education for the last 15 years. He has performed all over the world. He spent two years as the costume designer for the Delta Academy of the Performing Arts, as well as conceiving three musical reviews and codirecting their production of Once on This Island. He created and directed the Emerging Artist Concert Series in partnership with TPAC. He has worked as an assistant to Designer/Producer Kathie Urban for the last 8 years. His costumes have been seen all over the country, he was the costume designer for Redondo Union High School for six years, and has also worked with Riverside Repertory theatre, the Hapgood Theatre, Stage Cast Club, and La Habra Depot. He previously worked with SBC as the costume designer for their Youth Theatre Company, and he is so excited to be working with them again.