James Moye (Director) is thrilled to make his directorial debut at SCR with Million Dollar Quartet. This is his fifth production as director. Moye starred in the original Broadway and off-Broadway productions of Million Dollar Quartet as Sam Phillips. His other acting credits include nine Broadway shows, seven off-Broadway shows, tours, and many regional productions. He has been seen on screen in Fair Game (with Sean Penn) and his television credits include “Law & Order,” “The Blacklist,” “Royal Pains,” and “The Mysteries of Laura.” Moye is a graduate of James Madison University, where he received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. JamesMoye.com
Alexander Burke (Music Director) has most recently been seen playing alongside Bob Dylan in his concert film Shadow Kingdom. He just scored George Barron’s upcoming feature film, The Blue Rose, starring Oliva Scott Welch, Logan Miller, Ray Wise and produced by Jay Van Hoy. He has served as Musical Director for the MTV Movie Awards, accompanied Michael Bublé for his Christmas special, shared the stage with Dave Grohl, Emma Stone and Anderson Paak, recorded with Fiona Apple, Dionne Warwick, David Lynch and Billy Ray Cyrus, produced records for Garfunkel and Oats, Jill Sobule and Ben Lee, composed songs for the Iron Man 3 soundtrack, The Gift and “New Girl,” recorded the double platinum Dane Cook album Isolated Incident and scored numerous television shows and films including “A Mortified Guide,” “Totally Biased with W. Kamal Bell,” “Inn Love” and playwright Adam Mervis directorial feature debut The Last Days of Capitalism. He has toured with Second City Chicago, IO, UCB, performed onstage for OFTC productions of The Time of Your Life and The Room and was Musical Director for Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life at SCR.
Efren Delgadillo, Jr. (Scenic Design) has designed Our Town, American Mariachi (2019, 2021) and Kings for SCR. His notable New York productions include The Three Musketeers (The Acting Company) and Mycenaean (Brooklyn Academy of Music). His regional theatre credits include American Mariachi (Arizona Theatre Company), Romeo and Juliet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); BLKS (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company); Bordertown Now (Pasadena Playhouse); Quixote Nuevo and Indecent (Denver Center for the Performing Arts); Othello (Hartford Stage); Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles (The Getty Villa, Boston Court); and Prometheus Bound (The Getty Villa/Center for New Performance). He has had the incredible honor of working with directors and artists such as Nataki Garrett, Christopher Acebo, Dámaso Rodríguez, Diane Rodriguez, Jessica Kubzansky, Karin Coonrod, Melanie Joseph, Casey Biggs, Mark Valdez, Michael Michetti, Alex Torra, Jesse Bonnell, Travis Preston, Culture Clash, Thaddeus Phillips and Carl Hancock Rux. A recipient of LA Weekly Theatre Awards for both production design and lighting design for Poor Dog Group’s Brewsie and Willie, Delgadillo has also been nominated for an Ovation Award in Best Scenic Design for Culture Clash’s Bordertown Now, as well as a Barrymore Award in Outstanding Scenic Design for Bienvenidos Blancos with Team Sunshine Corporation. He is an Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at UC Irvine and earned his MFA at California Institute of the Arts; BFA, University of California, Irvine.
Kish Finnegan (Costume Design) is delighted to return to South Coast Repertory, having designed SCR’s American Mariachi in 2019 as well as Outside SCR’s 2021 return of American Mariachi, along with You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She makes her home in Tucson, Ariz., where she is the resident costume designer for Arizona Theatre Company. Her recent design credits include several world premieres, including the new musical Justice at ATC, The Kite Runner at San Jose Repertory, The Tutor at The Village Theatre in Washington and a one-woman version of A Christmas Carol with Phoenix-based Childsplay. Other design credits include King Charles III, Hair, Romeo and Juliet and Low Down Dirty Blues at ATC; The Yellow Boat; Go Dog. Go; Jingle Bells, Batman Smells; Seussical; and NeverEnding Story with Childsplay. Finnegan is a graduate of California Institute for the Arts. She began her career designing costumes for Team USA Synchronized Swimming and for aquatic shows in Las Vegas, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz (Lighting Design) is a professor at the University of California, Irvine, where he is the head of the lighting design program. He has designed for various regional theatres such as Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. He was delighted to design the inaugural production for Outside SCR last summer. He has designed productions at South Coast Repertory since 1994, including A Shot Rang Out, Outside Mullingar, The Whipping Man, Long Road Today/El Largo Camino de Hoy, La Posada Mágica, Culture Clash in AmeriCCa, Doubt—a parable, My Wandering Boy, and many others. His recent designs include Alma at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for CTG, Gem of the Ocean at TheateWorks; Twelfth Night and African Company Presents: Richard III, along with producing a new Community-Engaged Play All the Towns a Stage: A Winona Story for the Great River Shakespeare Festival and many shows with Cornerstone Theater Company, where he is an associate artist. He is a member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829/International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. His complete design portfolio can be found at www.lradesigns.com. Alcaraz is an associate artist and the resident lighting designer at SCR.
Jeff Polunas (Sound Design) (he/him) is thrilled to be designing this production for his 13th consecutive year collaborating with SCR. Polunas is the Assistant Professor of Sound and Projections at Kent State University. He received his MFA in sound design from UC Irvine. He has designed more than 150 productions during his career including She Loves Me, Shakespeare in Love, The Sisters Rosensweig, Venus in Fur, Nate the Great, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Ella Enchanted, Flora & Ulysses, Ivy+Bean: The Musical and Between Us Chickens (SCR); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Antaeus Theatre Company); A Doll’s House, Part 2, Silent Sky, Fences, Abigail/1702, A Walk in the Woods and Uncanny Valley (International City Theatre); Passion Play, Seminar and A Bright New Boise (Chance Theater); The Full Monty, Peter Pan, The Wedding Singer and The Producers (Summer Repertory Theatre); and Company, Much Ado About Nothing and The Importance of Being Earnest (PCPA Theaterfest). He received Scenie Awards (StageSceneLA) for Sound Design in 2015 and 2017 and has been nominated for NAACP, Stage Raw and Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival awards.
Kathryn Davies (Stage Manager) previously stage-managed You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Velveteen Rabbit, Poor Yella Rednecks, Sugar Plum Fairy, Orange, The Roommate, All the Way, Future Thinking, Red, Vietgone, The Whipping Man, Tartuffe, Reunion, Trudy and Max in Love, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, How to Write a New Book for the Bible, Sight Unseen, Topdog/Underdog, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, Doctor Cerberus, Ordinary Days, Our Mother’s Brief Affair and The Injured Party—all at SCR. Her favorite credits include The Wars at the Grand Theatre; Dividing the Estate at Dallas Theater Center; La Bohème at Tulsa Opera; The Mystery of Irma Vep at The Old Globe; Les Contes D’Hoffmann at Hawaii Opera Theatre; Of Mice and Men at Neptune Theatre; The Dresser at Manitoba Theatre Centre; Skylight at Tarragon Theatre; To Kill a Mockingbird at Citadel Theatre; and The Designated Mourner at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Davies also worked as head theatre manager at the Toronto International, Dubai International, AFI, TCM and Los Angeles film festivals.
Lauren Buangan (Assistant Stage Manager) is excited to return to Outside SCR after being part of the inaugural season as a production assistant on You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. She holds a BA in Theater from UCLA, a Certificate of Achievement in Film from Orange Coast College, and studied drama at Queen Mary University of London. Her previous SCR credits include Our Town, What I Learned In Paris, A Christmas Carol, Where The Mountain Meets The Moon, M. Butterfly, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: the Rock Experience and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.