Our OMP Staff

One More Productions could not be successful without the help of our dedicated & talented staff and board of directors. Read all about them here!

AjaResident Costume Designer

Passions for theatre, art and the act of creating are the driving forces behind Aja's work. In love with designing since childhood, she received an education in Fashion Design at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, in Los Angeles. She then studied Theatrical Costume Design at Fullerton College. While there she studied with renowned costume designer Mela Hoyt-Heydon learning costume and millinery design. This enriching experience with a master in the profession would become crucial to her career development. Under Mela's tutelage she acquired an outstanding theatrical education from Fullerton College and received her BA in Theatrical Costume Design from Chapman University. During her undergraduate career she was honored to be a three time Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival costume design nominee. She has continued her education with graduate studies at California State University Long Beach and California State University Fullerton.

During her ten year career Aja has been fortunate enough to design, create and collaborate with theatre companies all over Orange County and Los Angeles including; The Garage Theatre, Stages Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Fullerton Civic Light Opera, Alive Theatre, Torrance Theatre Company, and Curtis Theatre. After freelancing for years, she is thrilled to have found her creative home as the Resident Costume Designer for One More Productions at The Gem Theatre. She is backed in her work by a team of talented and competent professionals led by Damien Lorton and Nicole Cassesso. With her fearless leaders at the helm and her costume shop fairies magic they create three-dimensional existence for characters. The people she works with are her dearest allies.

Aja also utilizes her foundation in fashion design while styling for celebrities and fashion shoots. She has styled fashion editorials in such magazines as; Glitterati, 944, Brentwood, and Maxim. Although, she isn't allowed to "dress and tell" Aja has worked with numerous celebrities styling them for movie premieres and awards shows including; The Golden Globes and The Oscars. She enjoys styling fashion editorials where she strives to incorporate theatrical costuming into fashion and vice-versa.

Aja believes in changing the world through art. She thrives on the excitement and challenge of theatrical costume design. "I love creating something from essentially nothing. I am rarely as happy as I am when I am sitting on the floor surrounded by fabric, sketches and my own craziness. I love pattern drafting, reworking period patterns and basically being a costume nerd and learning everything about a period I can."

The only thing that trumps her passion for the theatre is her love of her family. When she's not styling a fashion shoot or running around a theater she enjoys spending time with her amazing son Krystian and her invaluable family. Her family's endless support and inspiration are in every sketch, every fabric, and every stitch. Their love is the gift through which she can share her dreams and create new ones.

"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being." — Oscar Wilde

Jeff SegalMusician Contractor

Award winning band director and Orange County's Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year (2008), Jeff Segal began his study of drums and percussion at the age of 7, and at 13, he played in his first professional performance at a national convention. While still in his teens, Jeff played in the San Diego Charger Big Band and several rock n' roll bands but was drawn to the excitement of musical theater and became the staff drummer at the Lawrence Welk Theater at 17.

He has played percussion and drums for La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory Theater, Old Globe Theater, Gas Lamp Quarter Theater, San Diego Performing Arts Center for Children, San Diego Civic Light Opera, Lyric Dinner Theater, Main Street Players, Harlequin Dinner Playhouse, Curtain Call Theater, The Laguna Playhouse, La Mirada Civic Light Theater, Fiesta Dinner Theater, Saddleback Civic Light Opera, Fullerton Civic Light Opera, Southampton Dinner Theater, The Grand Dinner Theater, Disneyland’s Horse Shoe Revue, Tustin’s Broadway in the Park and more. He has also played with the Orange Symphonic Band, the San Diego Symphony, and the LA Christian Big Band.

Jeff's talents as a musical theater show drummer and percussionist have led him on a journey where he has performed in over 280 productions including West Side Story, My One and Only, A Chorus Line, Into the Woods, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Phantom, South Pacific, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical and Man of La Mancha just to name a few. He has also drummed his way around the world on board Princess, Admiral, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Jeff earned his degree in music performance at San Diego State University, his MA at National University, and his degree in Education at Long Beach State. He is also a full time music educator for the Orange Unified School District, is on the staff at the Yamaha School of Music in Fountain Valley, teaches private students, and is the drummer for the Seventh Day Adventist and First Presbyterian Churches.

In addition to Jeff's achievements in performance and teaching, Jeff has also been the musical contractor for such venues as La Mirada Civic Light Opera, several San Diego and Orange County theaters and currently for One More Productions. As a musical contractor, Jeff is dedicated to achieving success through hard work, research, responsibility, and commitment.

Jeff's love of music was handed down from his mother, a well respected college professor of music, as well as his late mother-in-law, a graduate concert pianist for the Royal Academy of London, England. He gained his love of business and teaching from his late father who once told him to "get a REAL job!" Well Dad, Jeff has a real job now, and feels blessed to live his life through the world of music.

For the wonderful opportunity of being an integral part of One More Productions, Jeff gives his thanks and sincere appreciation to Damien and Nicole, and says to you, our audience, "I hope you laugh at the funny parts, cry at the sad ones, and fill your hearts with the musical performances that you take home with you."

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