April 26 & 27, 2024!
Previous Speakers (2023 Lineup)
Actor, Improvisor & Instructor
Cody Bush is an actor, improviser, and instructor at SAK Comedy Lab. He has toured nationally with Penguin Knife Fight and performs with various improv teams. Cody has performed in Floridian productions of The Complete Works Of Shakespeare Abridged, A Clockwork Orange, No Shame - A Sketch Comedy Show, Spring Awakening, Lil' Women - A Rap Musical, and more. You can find him performing regularly at SAK and Mama's Comedy in Orlando, FL.
Jordan Wayne Long
Jordan is a performance artist and director who co-created the production company HCT. Media He's originally from Bald Knob, Arkansas. He currently lives/works in Los Angeles.
Jordan's film work has a track record of creating fantastically engaging reality-adjacent worlds. His work focuses on world-building as he both Directs & Production Designs their feature films.
Jordan & his team have won 7 Emmys for their Feature Films and worked for everyone from PBS to Adult Swim. His feature Films have been in competition at Tribeca/SXSW/FRIGHTFEST UK and all have sold nationally and internationally.
Creative Director, 3D Animator
Robby Myers currently serves as the Creative Director for Shadrachs Coffee Company. He specializes in hand-lettering typography, product branding, motion design and 3D product modeling and animation. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media and Design. He has worked in churches, hospitals, outdoor retail and coffee industries. If you have ever purchased a drink, apparel, or sticker from Shadrachs, you have seen his work. When he’s not designing, he is either spending time with family and friends, building mechanical keyboards, or reading.
Actor, Writer, Producer
After spending six years with the Emmy award-winning Nickelodeon television show The Fresh Beat Band as Marina, Tara began writing and producing with HCT.media. As a graduate of the Groundlings and UCB programs, Tara brings a certain amount of levity to dramatic narratives, highlighting life's unfiltered comedic moments in its bleakest hours.
Actor, Voice Actor & Improvisor
Croix Provence is an actor, voice actor, and improviser, who can be seen on Epic Rap Battles of History, CryptTV's Fight Night, Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks, and Betrayed. She recently starred alongside Eric Roberts and Tuesday Knight in The Rideshare Killer, and has been the lead in a multitude of independent films, plays, sketches, and more. Croix's voice can be heard in Roblox, CryptTV's Shady Tales, and SkyRatz, as well as narrating the audiobook series Magic After Midlife.
Award-Winning Film Director
Hunter is an award-winning film director based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has directed numerous commercials and short films. His debut feature film, Ridge Runners, has been screened in festivals around the country and distributed worldwide through Lionsgate and Indican Pictures. He is married and has 2 children. An Arkansas native, he is also an alumnus of Arkansas State University.
Screenwriter, Senior Producer
Corey Womack grew up in Northeast Arkansas before attending UCA and The Florida State Film School, earning an MFA in Dramatic Writing. After working as a screenwriter and script doctor in Los Angeles, he returned to Arkansas, where he has taught, worked in advertising and educational content, and is now a Senior Producer at Arkansas PBS. Corey is an accomplished television writer, playwright, and Emmy-winning children’s content and documentary producer.
Actor, Acting Coach, Author
Ramona Yancy aka Jo Rae, M. A. is a professional actress, acting coach, published author, and mother. She studied and worked personally with Eric Morris and his wife Suzanna using the Eric Morris Method Acting system. She has an M.A. in Education Curriculum & Instruction and a B. A. In Theatre Arts and Dance Theatre option from California State University, Los Angeles. She has taught and created arts enrichment courses at North Orange County Community College District. She resides in Orange County California with her two children. She helps actors win in their careers by gaining confidence on stage. Personal development is key to your growth. You can follow her on all social media platforms.