MAGAN CARRIGAN (Co-Creator, Nicki) is a New York based writer, producer and actress. She has interned in marketing at Regional Tony Award winning theatres Arena Stage and The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC. In 2015, Magan and her team raised $15,000 on Indiegogo to fund the first 3 episodes of Solid 8: The Webseries. Solid 8 premiered on YouTube in 2016, resulting in 125 subscribers and over 4,600 views so far. Magan has studied Improv at Upright Citizens Brigade and completed the Film/TV I acting class with Lorrel Manning at the Barrow Group. She has also studied at Amy Gossels Casting and with acting coach Ken Schatz. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Acting at the Actors Studio Drama School and has completed the Summer Intensive Acting Workshop at Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City. www.magancarrigan.com
EMILY MARQUET (Executive Producer, Editor) is a London-based filmmaker. She has worked as a producer, editor, director and actor for the past 5 years. Recent past short film credits include Trespasses (Editor, selected for the London Film School showcase); Command Center (Writer, Director); White Curtains (Director of Photography); Every Step You Take (Camera Operator); An Argument (Editor, Lead); The Morning Of (Editor). She was the producer and editor for the first three episodes of the comedy web series Solid 8 (Brooklyn Web Fest, Austin Webfest, Miami Webfest). Favorite theatre credits include Hamlet Q1 (assistant director, Taffety Punk Theatre Company, Helen Hayes award nominee); Richard III (assistant director, Folger Theater); and One in the Chamber (associate producer, East Coast Premiere, Helen Hayes award nominee). Fun fact: she lived in Haiti for 2 years and created a performing arts program at the Louverture Cleary School. She is currently an MA Filmmaking candidate at the London Film School. Emily holds a BFA from NYU. www.emilymarquet.com
DANNY GORMAN (Director, Justin) has worked as a director, choreographer, and theater arts educator in New York for the past nine years. He currently assists Tony Award nominated and Emmy Award winning director Lonny Price, and has worked on projects including Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close at the English National Opera, Sinatra: Voice for a Century featuring Bernadette Peters, Sting, and Christina Aguilera at the New York Philharmonic, and the documentary "Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened," premiering this fall in the New York Film Festival. He recently served as an artistic consultant for Lincoln Center curating a series of events called Lincoln CenterOriginals, which debuted new and entirely original content inspired by the Lincoln Center campus by some of the most prominent theatre artists of today. In New York, Danny's directing work has been seen at New York University, FringeNYC, the Planet Connection Theatre Festival, The CRY HAVOC Company, the New York Children's Theatre Festival, United Solo, and the Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season. He is the director and co-star of Solid 8, a new web series written and conceived by Magan Carrigan and Taylor Williams. Danny received his BA from NYU and his MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. www.DannyGorman.com
TAYLOR WILLIAMS (Co-Creator, Dylan) is a Brooklyn based playwright. Recent credits include Ships in the Night (Manhattan Rep), Paint the Line (Gibney Dance Studio), Rhapsody (Studio 115), and The World at Large (New Voices for the Theatre). He has worked as a script consultant for multiple projects, most recently Blanche on a Winter's Eve (winner, Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity). Taylor co-created and acted in Solid 8: The Webseries (Official Selection: Austin Webfest, Brooklyn Web Fest, Miami Webfest). His poetry was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize, and has been published in Juxtaposed Journal and Inopinata Literary Journal. Taylor is an Associate Member of The Dramatists Guild. BA: University of Mary Washington. MFA: The Actors Studio Drama School.