The Story

In 1978, movie brats and network execs joined forces to create The Star Wars Holiday Special, a costly, disastrous variety show that aired on CBS exactly once. George Lucas wanted to smash every copy of the special with a hammer, but thanks to bootlegs and the internet it went on to become a cult classic...


...and Special is the jaw-dropping, true-ish story of how a smash hit space opera became the worst TV show in the galaxy!

Writer: Andrew Osborne

Andrew is an Emmy-award winning writer with credits including the Sundance premiere ON_LINE, his own feature debut APOCALYPSE BOP and the Discovery Channel game show CASH CAB. Andrew has also written film, theater, comic book and interactive scripts for Warner Bros., MTV, HBO, Orion, MPCA, The Pinehills Players, The Builder’s Association, Platinum Studios, Digital Anvil, enVie Interactive and the Image Comics series BLUE ESTATE.  His novel BUILDING HEAVEN was recently published and his play NO LOVE premiered at the Eclectic Company Theatre with Kerr Seth Lordygan directing.

Director: Kerr Seth Lordygan

Kerr is an L.A. theatre vet with numerous stage and screen credits as an actor (including LOST: THE MUSICAL, OUTSMARTED, NUCLEAR FAMILY, and the voice of Justin Deep on Netflix's SUPER DRAGS), director (including NO LOVE, THE LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, CARRYING ON)  and writer [including plays ASKANCE and THE HIT -- soon to be a feature film -- and the web series IRON NEST OF THE MOON).  He's also produced theatre and is currently a member of Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood, CA after having served as President of the Eclectic Company Theatre in North Hollywood, CA for six years. 

Stage Manager & Video Designer: Aaron Saldana

Aaron Saldaña is the Technical Director of Stella Adler Academy, a member of Theatre of NOTE, a regular participant of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and all around work-a-holic nerd.  For more info and a complete list of credits, visit www.Tech-Tor.com.   

Sound & Lighting Designer: Matt Richter

Matt is an award-winning designer based in Los Angeles. He is the resident designer for the LA LGBT Center, where he also works full time. Designs for the Center include Jeckyll and Hyde, Exit Strategy, Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; Revisited (Ovation nomination), and Hit The Wall (Ovation Nomination, LADCC Award). A member of Sacred Fools Theatre and Theatre of Note, he frequently designs for both companies, including Marian; or the True Tale of Robin Hood,  Skeleton Stories (Ovation nomination), Shoe Story (Ovation Nomination), Rio Hondo (Stage Raw nominations) and Kill Me Deadly at Note, and Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play, A Gulag Mouse (Ovation nomination) and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (LA Weekly Award) for Sacred Fools. Other recent designs include Oppenheimer  and Finks, both for Rogue Machine, Mayakovsky and Stalin for Padua Playwrights, I Go Somewhere Else for Playwright's Arena, and I'm Not A Comedian, I'm Lenny Bruce Off Broadway. Matt also serves as half of the experimental ambient folk duo Lanfair Field (lanfairfield.com) and creates his own audio strangeness as autodealer (autodlr.net). For more information, please visit mattrichter.net.