Red Phoenix Directors
Eric Bragg has been an educator in Georgia since 2003. For 11 years, he served as a teacher with the Fulton County School System. During that time he founded the drama department at Creek View Elementary School. His efforts at Creek View were recognized with a Teacher of the Year nomination and NBC’s prestigious Class Act Award in 2006. Eric has been the award winning director of numerous films that were entered in the Georgia Movie Academy state film competition and was a National Finalist in Sony’s Technology in Motion film competition. In 2007, Eric transferred to River Trail Middle School to teach drama full time.
During his tenure as the drama teacher and director at RTMS, Eric directed numerous titles both at River Trail and with The Red Phoenix Theatre Company. Some of these credits include: Les Miserables, Into the Woods Jr., Flowers for Algernon, Sweeney Todd, Seussical Jr., Once on this Island Jr., In the Heights, and The Lion King Jr. He was also nominated for Teacher of the Year again in 2012. In January of 2013, Eric received the Freddie G Experience award from Music Theatre International for his work as a director with youth. In 2015, Eric was asked to direct Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Providence Christian Academy, and in the fall of that year was asked to come on staff at Providence as the Fine Arts Director full time. In 2015-16, Providence's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid was nominated for two Shuler Hensley Awards and two honorable mentions. Eric was nominated for Scenic Design and was an honorable mention for Best Director that year. In 2016-17, Steel Magnolias was runner up at Area One Act competition. Also that year, the cast of Mary Poppins received 3 Shuler Hensley Award nominations, a win for Best Costumes, and an honorable mention.
Since moving to Georgia, Eric has performed in both professional and community theatre. Some of these credits include: True West (Austin), Once On This Island (Julian), Wit (Jason), The Boys Next Door (Jack), Into the Woods (Narrator/Mysterious Man), and Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble). Eric’s passion for theatre and his love of children have paired well in his professional pursuits. He is thankful to have had so many fantastic opportunities doing what he loves each day!
Anna Bragg has been acting, choreographing, and directing since she graduated from Baylor University in 2008. As an actor, director, and choreographer, she has worked on multiple productions such as CATS, Side Show, All Shook Up, Little Shop of Horrors, In the Heights, The Lion King Jr., Catch Me If You Can and many more. She has worked with multiple Atlanta theaters such as OnStage Atlanta, 14th Street Playhouse, and Georgia Tech Players. She also worked for the Atlanta Ballet for several years teaching dance. Anna currently works at Providence Christian Academy as the elementary/middle school drama director.
At Providence in 2016-17, her work for Mary Poppins received 3 Shuler Hensley Award nominations. Anna was nominated for Best Choreography, "Step In Time" was nominated for Showstopper, and she won the Shuler Award for Best Costumes. Anna is dedicated to making the performing arts an enjoyable experience where everyone can learn to shine.
Patty & Clark Korbisch
Every theater company worth its salt has a mastermind set builder/stage designer and a whimsical seamstress designing and fitting costumes to perfection. Gracing these positions for Red Phoenix Theater Company are the married duo of Clark and Patty Korbisch. Their creative talents have been instrumental in every Red Phoenix production since its inception.
Mayzie’s dynamic feathers in Seussical, Sweeney Todd’s chair of death, and Beast's enchanted rose, are but a few of the creative and engineering feats of Clark Korbisch. Clark has completed everything from a full blown ship (and the waters that move with it) to the two story dorm room belonging to Ms. Elle Woods. From big sets to intricate touches, Clark helps bring each show to life.
Patty “Mama” Korbisch brings her flair for perfect-for-the-part costuming to Red Phoenix. She has helped create the 19th century French attire in Les Miserables, the colorful creatures of Seussical, and the sticky and teased teeny-boppers of Hairspray. Not only does Patty clothe the actors, she dresses each stage with all the props needed to bring another world or time period to life.
The Korbischs are “theater parents” to many but are most proud of their own actor and actress: Conor and Mary Kate Korbisch.
Red Phoenix Alumni Members
Throughout her life, but especially during and after graduation from Georgia State University, Stephanie has worked with many theatre companies in and around Atlanta in every capacity. From performance to lighting and sound, and set design and costuming to stage managing and assistant directing, Stephanie enjoys every aspect of the theatre world. Some of her most recent professional credits include: The Piano Lesson (Director), Romeo and Juliet (Costuming), RENT (Electrics), Moon Over Buffalo (ADSM), True West (PSM).
Since 2008, Stephanie has made her primary focus helping young adults achieve their dreams in the theatrical arts. She has been blessed to work with River Trail Middle School's drama department, assistant directing and costuming Into the Woods, Jr, Flowers for Algernon, Flat Stanley, Jr, Once on this Island, Jr, and Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. As Co-Artistic Director of Red Phoenix from its inception in 2009 until the Summer of 2013, Stephanie enjoyed assistant directing, and costuming Once on This Island, Seussical, Jr, Sweeney Todd: The School Edition, Dear Edwina, Jr, Les Miserables, and The Little Mermaid, Jr, as well as co-directing Legally Blonde: The Musical with Anna Bragg.
Scott McDonald has been around since the inception of the Red Phoenix Theatre Company, but began working on productions during their 2011 production of Sweeney Todd. Scott has enjoyed helping not only with set building and painting, but started working on the backstage crew in 2012 and most recently made his stage debut as Pforzheimer in “Legally Blonde: The Musical. Scott was the Assistant Production Manager and Stage Manager for Hairspray in Summer 2013.