We are Experimental. We are Innovative. We are Curious.
Laughing Pig Theatre is dedicated to furthering the craft of theatre for ourselves and other aspiring artists. Through performances and educational events our company members endeavor to be a positive force as we contribute to a thriving, creative local arts community. Founded in 2017 in the Valley of the Sun, Laughing Pig Theatre is a resident theatre company at the Mesa Art Center.
LPT In Twenty Words: Experimental. Innovative. Curious. Unconventional. Collaborative. Development. Entertaining. Fringe. Scrappy. Community. Professional. Local. Meaningful. Thought-Provoking. Alchemy. Profitable. Ma’ai. Inclusive. Inviting. DIY.
Tony Holt is the Director of Business Development for Laughing Pig Theatre. He comes to the theatre from a non-traditional path: after graduating from Kalamazoo College studying Psychology and English Literature/Creative Writing, he achieved his Masters in Human Resources at Michigan State University. As he refined this skillset, he’s never lost sight of his creative side: drafting a manuscript of his early poetry, The Torn Page, and educating himself in amateur Photography and Audio/Video production. You may find him on stage, but you’ll see his best work as you watch Laughing Pig Theatre grow from our humble beginnings into the independent theatre company that its founders envision.
Ada McCartney serves as the Education Director of Laughing Pig Theatre. She also works as a Teaching Artist with Childsplay, and at Arizona School for the Arts. Ada is a multidisciplinary creator, teaching artist and yoga practitioner passionate about uplifting her community through engagement with the arts. She graduated from Kalamazoo College where her studies included Acting, Theatre Techniques for Community Dialogue, Poetry & Creative Writing, and Spanish. While earning her degree Ada studied, worked, and lived in Philadelphia, PA and Madrid, Spain. After migrating to the valley in 2013 Ada furthered her yoga practice earning a 200hr YTT certification with the goal of better integrating the practical aspects of yoga into her creative and teaching practices. Her favorite roles to date are Dessa in ‘Tongue of a Bird’ by Ellen McLaughlin, and the Logician in Ionesco’s ‘Rhinoceros’ both with Festival Playhouse in Kalamazoo, MI.
Taylor Moschetti is the Artistic Director of Laughing Pig Theatre. Most recently, she directed and performed in pieces for Last Line Theatre Collaborative and assisted in their development process. She also is a teacher for the Mesa Arts Center teaching improvisation and acting. Taylor received her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Performance from Northern Arizona University, where she explored not only acting but direction, education, and improvisation. As president of the Beta Nu chapter of Alpha Psi Omega she focused on opportunities for new performers, and as a teacher at the Mesa Arts Center she devises curriculum centered around helping emerging artists find their confidence and unique voice.
Check out more of Taylor’s work on her fashion blog, Born to Eat Cupcakes
Tony Moschetti is the Community Director of Laughing Pig Theatre. He found a passion for acting, writing, and improvisation while pursuing his Theatre Performance Bachelor’s degree at Northern Arizona University. Tony recently wrote and performed in short plays for Last Line Theatre Collaborative, and can be seen performing dinner theatre periodically with The Dinner Detective. He hosts an independent podcast called Starving Artists PHX, which spotlights both established and upcoming artists to raise awareness for the local arts community. Through a partnership with the Mesa Arts Center, he teaches easily accessible courses on acting and improv for anyone curious.