Lee Melillo (Director, Creator)

Lee is a junior English and directing double major at Fordham University. Previous stage credits include directorial and assistant directorial positions on A Touch of the Hand, The Wolves, The Turn of the Screw, The Odd Couple, and Words, Words, Words. With her full-length Fordham directorial stage debut postponed due to COVID, Lee turned to a story that has been near to her heart for nearly a decade when deciding how to charge forth into this digital creative landscape. She very much hopes you enjoy what she’s done with it (particularly the people who will be giving her a letter grade for this series come December), and would like to extend her thanks to her family, friends, and all of the folks at Fordham and elsewhere who have helped to make this project a reality. (Twitter: @leemelillo. Website: leemelillo.com). 

Olive Fox (Production Stage Manager)

Olive is a sophomore on the design and production track with a concentration in stage management. Studio: Small Mouth Sounds (SM), The Most Massive Woman Wins (SM). Other: A Flea in Her Ear (PSM), Mamma Mia (PSM), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stage Management Intern) at the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. She would like to thank Lee, Taylor, and the Company for adapting and learning together how to produce theatre on Zoom.

Jayda Jones (Assistant Director)

Jayda is a Theatre Directing major, making her Fordham debut as the assistant director of B.R.E.A.D. Prior to her career as a director, Jayda acted and played characters such as Ariel Moore in Footloose and Daniela in In the Heights. Jayda hopes to pave a way for young black women to have both a strong voice and extensive representation in the theatre, and to make art that inspires positive change. She would like to thank Lee Melillo for giving her the amazing opportunity to work on such a powerful show and Fordham Theatre as a whole for giving her an outlet to express her creativity. 

Taylor Samuelson (Assistant Stage Manager, Content Manager)

Taylor is a freshman Stage Management major at Fordham University at Lincoln Center. Before Fordham, she was a stage manager, choreographer, student director, and designer on multiple productions at her high school, such as Noises Off!, Blithe Spirit, Anything Goes, and much more. Taylor is extremely grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow in such an amazing theatre program and would like to thank Olive Fox and Lee Melillo for allowing her to hop on to this incredible team. (Instagram: @taylor.rose33)

Manon McCollum (Artistic Director)

Manon is a freshman directing student at Fordham who wants to try a piece of every part of the theater! He is excited to design on B.R.E.A.D., his first show at Fordham, and to learn the ropes of the theater department despite corona slash zoom restrictions. In his free time, he likes making collages, riding around the town on CitiBikes, inviting people to his dorm, and forcing people to listen to his historical “fun” facts. He would like to thank the production team and all his friends for their support!