David Carnevale

Managing Director, Co-Founder


David has worked extensively throughout Orange County as both a stage manager and scenic designer. He has worked at the La Habra Depot Theatre, Newport Theatre Arts Center and Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse on productions including A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, Death Trap, Rags, Holiday, A View from the Bridge Rumors, Jerry's Girls and Driving Miss Daisy. In addition, David has served as the technical director for Crescendo Vocal Ensemble's annual Christmas show in Old Town Fullerton.

In Los Angeles, David worked as the stage manager for the West Coast premiere of Horton Foote's Lily Dale for the Pacific Resident Theatre Company at the Victory Theatre in Burbank as well as Jack Millis' critically acclaimed production of Beyond Therapy at the Gardner Stages in West Hollywood.

David received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre History and Dramatic Criticism from Whittier College and his Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles.

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Joey Baital

Producing Director, Co-Founder


Joey has always had a love for the performing arts. At the age of 5 his parents forced him to take piano lessons. Band programs occupied the majority of his school years. In 1989 he was introduced to the world of choral music with the Disneyland Cast Choir. Since then Joey has recorded with the London Symphony and performed at Disneyland Paris as part of the Azusa Pacific University choir. Joey has also performed with Cypres College Masterworks Choral and Camerrata over the past 13 years, most recently recording the 50 Most Loved Christmas Carols CD.

Joey is a founding member of Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, an a capella group based in Orange County. Crescendo has appeared throughout Southern California, with peformances on the KLOS Mark & Brian radio show as well as the Mark & Brian Christmas Concert at the Wiltern Theatre in Hollywood. In 2005 Crescendo  performed with the Golden State Pops Orchestra at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. Crescendo has produced two full-length albums of their work: Christmas with Crescendo and 'Tis the Season.

In 1998 Joey was fully submersed into the world of musical theatre, playing a Protean in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the La Habra Depot Theatre. That marked the start and finish of Joey's acting career. 

Joey joined Men Alive-The Orange County Gay Men's Chorus in 2003 and thoroughly enjoys performing with this great family of men. Men Alive has performed in Montreal as part of the 2004 international GALA Choruses Conference and in San Diego as part of a joint concert with the two men's choruses of San Diego.

Joey has an AA degree from Cerritos College and has worked for the Disney Company since 1989. Joey has always loved the theatre (even more so since meeting David in 1997) and was very excited to help found Theatre Out. 

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Darcy Hogan

Literary Director


Darcy is pleased and proud to have been a part of the Theatre Out family since the very first production in 2006, though she did not take on the role of Literary Director until 2010.

Darcy's first love was acting. She began attending Theatre School at the age of eight, and earned her first paycheck at the age of nine. Throughout her youth she worked mainly on stage, but also dabbled in film, television and print work. As an adult, she realized she had no passion for film and focused solely on stage work, performing across New York, Nevada, California and spending four seasons performing with the Tony Award-Winning Utah Shakespearean Festival.

Darcy minored in Theatre at the State Univeristy of New York, and majored in Theatre at Southern Utah University. It was there that she was introduced to playwriting, and her passion quickly shifted from performing plays to creating them. Her produced scripts include the OC Weekly Award-Winner for Best New Play, The Land Southward, and our own wildly popular, runaway hit musical Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart But the Very Next Day You Said You Were Gay (among others). She has also garnered critical praise for her work as a director, including our own The Laramie Project, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later and her completely re-envisioned Edward II.

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Joy Bice

Technical Director


Joy fell in love with theater in high school and will be working in it until she can no longer type in a lighting cue. Joy has been working professionally in the field for 14 years, she has extensive knowledge in lighting design, sound design, set design, rigging and set construction.

Joy's theatrical past includes Technical Director for five national tours with AFT, Master Electrician for Moonlight Stage Productions, and lighting and sound design for local theaters such as Hunger Artists and Camino Real Playhouse. In her free time she would rig for PSAV on shows such as Disney's D23 and NAMM. In 2008 Santa Monica College opened a brand new Performing Arts Center and hired Joy to be one of three people in charge of setting up the theater and running every event. She was blessed to Production Manager for such names as Baryshnikov and Savion Glover as well as Shakespeare's Globe Theater company. Currently, she has moved over to the administrative end of the theater, but still enjoys occasionally running crews.

She joined the Theatre Out family for their first production in 2006, and became Technial Director when they acquired their first "home." She is proud to have helped set up the Empire Theater and is happy to be a part of this wonderful theatre ocmpany. 

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