The ISP Creative Team

Director of Julius Caesar

Heather Ann Gottlieb

Heather Ann Gottlieb is a proud "multi-hyphenate" and can be seen in commercials, television, immersive theatre, & slam poetry competitions around LA. Her feminist comedy podcast, Dirty Girl, was chosen to launch WhoHaha's podcast network this fall. She created and co-produces an annual International Women's Day variety show, with fellow LMU Alums Mara De La Rosa and Gabrielle Geiger, benefitting homeless women and children. She is thrilled to be working with ISP and this talented group of artists.

Executive Producer & Founding Member

Ari Stidham

Ari Stidham has been writing and performing music and comedy onstage as well as acting on television for all his adult life. You may know him best as genius Sylvester Dodd on CBS’s “Scorpion” and you may also know his music which he releases as DRTV. Ari has also produced films that have premiered at Fangoria Fear Con (“Curse of the Siren” - also director) and Sundance Film Festival (“Clara’s Ghost”). Original plays performed in L.A. include SOLO MUST DIE  (Hudson Backstage, also director) Theatricus Americanus (Pack, also director) Dick Duquesne Radio Plays (Open Space)

Fight Choreographer, Producer & Founding Member

Bradley Gosnell

Bradley Gosnell is a proud founding member of ISP.  A TCU Alum, he's enjoyed filling many roles with ISP; text editor, producer, set designer and construction, props master, actor, and fight choreographer. 

Technical Director & Founding Member

Jimmy McCammon

Jimmy is a transplant from Northern California where he designed and directed for the infamous theatrical pirate ship Synthetic Unlimited. Jimmy also loves music, photography, comedy and filmmaking, and is creator of the upcoming web series “Jack and Jill”.

Producer, Costume Designer & Founding Member

Rachel Rios

bio coming soon

Producer & Founding Member

Jordan Stidham

After acting in shows like AVENUE Q at Cupcake in LA, Thrones! The Musical Parody and Fox News: The Musical he is beyond excited to be a part of the creative team for ISP. 

Other credits include: Jon Snow in Thrones! A Musical Parody, Bill Clinton in Kings of America (Sacramento Theatre Company), Arthur Nicholls in The Three Sisters Bronte(Rubicon Theatre), Prince Topher in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (PCPA), Jim O’Connor in The Glass Menagerie (PCPA), Slim in the World Premiere of Bubble Boy: The Musical, Alf in Raw Sill Productions Peter and the Starcatcher

Producer & Founding Member

Mark Laird

A proud ISP founder, Mark Laird is an actor from Fort Worth, Texas. He has an extensive body of work in theatre and film, and most recently completed a festival circuit for the drama 'BYE', for which he also wrote and directed. When not acting, writing, or producing, odds are you'll find him in the kitchen with honey or peanut butter. 

Founding Member

Ashley Tavares

Ashley began acting at the early age of 1, playing the daughter of Stanley Tucci on an episode of “Miami Vice.” She is assured this will be the crowning achievement of her career. She attended the Los Angeles County High School for Arts, where she majored in Theater. After pursuing theater in and around Los Angeles, she booked her first television role on ABC Family's “Huge,” and continued her television career on such shows as TeenNick's "Hollywood Heights,” FX’s “American Crime Story” and Disney’s “K.C. Undercover.” On the Producing side, Ashley has had her hand in many short films and just completed co-producing a run of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Ari Stidham.