About MB Stage

About MB Stage

Seeing something on screen is one thing. Seeing it live? Game over.

 “…beautiful, evocative and challenging work. Let that soak in for a minute… Nerds gone DEEP!”

MB Stage Productions has been part of the Los Angeles theater scene since 2013. Their company motto is “Seeing something on screen is one thing. Seeing it live? Game over.” They actively seek to tell stories with a “nerd aesthetic” inspired largely by video game culture and the vision of founders Jared Tyrel Pixler, David Evan Stolworthy and Katie Lynn who attended AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing arts together. In 2015 the company found success in their production of THE VIDEO GAMES which ran for three years, won several awards, toured comic conventions, fringe festivals nationwide, and ran Off-Broadway for seven months. MB Stage Productions believes there is nothing more powerful than an intimate and live performance to take you away to another world. They currently run two different theater programs: Nerds Gone Deep, which focuses on powerful and thought-provoking plays, dance pieces, and musicals; and Nerd Theatre, which is centered around geek and nerd culture, interactive storylines, and non-traditional theatrical boundaries. In 2018, the company took over operation of a summer arts camp in Torrance, CA and began working with other parts of the community to bring theatre and the arts to young artists. mbstage.com

Creative Producer

Jared Tyrel Pixler – jtpixler@mbstage.com

Creative Producer

David Evan Stolworthy – David@mbstage.com

Casting – Assistant Producer

Katie Lynn Mapel – Katie@mbstage.com

Company Manager

Jesse Fiene – Stagemanager@mbstage.com

Company Members

Sarah Ruttan – Sarah@mbstage.com

Mel Glickman – Mel@mbstage.com

Makenna Rae Tynan – Makenna@mbstage.com

Bryan Ha – Bryan@mbstage.com

About the Team

Jared Tyrel Pixler is a creative producer, director and writer. For the last five years he has been the co-head creative producer of MB Stage Productions where he helped to create the award winning shows THE VIDEO GAMES, Winter is Coming: A Musical Parody and THE STUDY. He is the project leader for MB Stage theatre camps and workshops series for young performers. Some of his directing credits include, Just One Moment (David Evan Stolworthy); Aida (Elton John and Tim Rice); Let Me Out (Jared Tyrel Pixler) and MB stage’s summer camp cabaret. He has also directed internationally in residence at Cagayan College in the Philippines and is the co-creator of the nationwide improvisation competition Improvathon at Christian Youth Theater. He holds a BFA in Musical Theater from AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing arts and is a current MFA Creative Producing and Integrated Media candidate at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

David Evan Stolworthy is a Creative Producer with MB Stage Productions and one of the co-creators of THE VIDEO GAMES. A graduate of AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. He has experience working with Universal Studios Hollywood, The Hollywood Fringe Festival, and The Murder Mystery Company in audience interaction and engagement. Producing Credits: The Monsters of Man: A Supernatural Anthology (The Complex Hollywood), Stringmates (The Actors Company), California Kiki (The Three Clubs), Book of Love (The Three Clubs), Let me Out (The Complex Hollywood). Writing Credits: THE VIDEO GAMES (Off-Broadway, The Elektra Theater), THE STUDY (The Actors Company), Winter is Coming: A Musical Parody (The Actors Company; Book), Just One Moment (The Complex Hollywood), FRAGILE (The Complex Hollywood), Roommates: The College Guide to Sharing Your Closet (The Complex Hollywood).

Katie Lynn is a producer, makeup designer, costumer, and professional nerd. She got her start in theater at a very early age and hasn’t stepped far from the stage since. She is an assistant producer for MB Stage Productions heading the teams for: casting, costuming, and makeup design. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts and a certificate in Makeup Artistry from EI: School of Professional Makeup. She is a performance coach for actors and singers, designer and stylist for photography, and master spreadsheet organizer. Outside of theater, she is a model for various geek friendly brands, an avid theme park adventurer and cosplayer. @HeyKatieLynn

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MB Stage Productions, LLC is a California based production company with primarily located in Hollywood CA.