Charlene Ashley Taylor [ Founder & Curator ]
Ashley Taylor is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Louisville where she teaches English 101/102 and Creative Writing. She will graduate with an MA in English this spring and study Poetry as part of the MFA in Writing at Spalding University, starting with their Summer 2018 Residency abroad in Kyoto, Japan. She’s earned a Scholarship Award for Excellence in Creative Writing at UofL and an Emerging Writer Scholarship Award through Spalding University. She has volunteered as an editor of The White Squirrel and mentor for the Sarabande Writing Labs, and interned as a Graduate Editor with Miracle Monocle. Her work has appeared in Lavender Review, Barking Sycamores, Aphelion Sci-Fi Webzine, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Limestone Journal, Coe Review, Transcendent Zero Press, The Bitter Oleander, Poplorish, The Chaffey Review, Yellow Chair Review, Spry Literary Journal, Merrimack Review, and elsewhere.
Daniel Smith [ Co-Founder / Music & Theatre ]
Daniel Smith is a Louisville native and has been following his Mother’s footsteps by doing theatre in the area since he was 5. Lately he has been seen as a founding father (1776), a chainsaw handed deadite slayer (Evil Dead: the Musical), a flying rodent of justice (The Tick), a slave master (Lincoln in Louisville), a grief counselor (25th Annual… Spelling Bee), a gay Mexican crime lord (The Ballad of Night Moose), a 9 ft tall horned knight (Spamalot), a green Whovillian with a small heart (All The Who’s in Whoville), a Nice Guy named Eddie (Resevoir Dogs: Live), a drug kingpin (Reefer Madness: The Musical), a Russian secret agent (The Spy and the Playwright), Satan (Hell’s Awesome), a Hippy (Hair), and a Pimp (A Funny Thing… Forum). When he’s not doing theatre you can catch him blowing up stuff for science at the Kentucky Science Center or at home playing his baritone ukulele.
You can find his music at www.SoundCloud.com/BubbaMooch57
Bryan Edmonds [ Co-Founder / Creation & Concepts ]
Bryan is a singer based out of Louisville, Ky. He started performing and loving music at the age of 10 in his school band and show choir. Before privately studying voice, he was a private French horn student from the ages of 13-20. He also sat as the principle player in MSU 07-08 concert band. Some of Bryan's greatest influences include artist such as Jon Hendricks, Al Green, Kurt Elling, and Gretchen Parlato. Bryan Edmonds Music