Meet Our Founders

The Detroit Creativity Project was founded by a group of working actors, writers, directors, and musicians whose roots are in Detroit. The roster includes artists from across the spectrum of the performing arts: a musical director for a Grammy award-winning pop artist, a rising young film director, and the creators and stars of popular television comedy shows. We are alumni of The Second City Detroit and graduates of Wayne State University. For so many of us, Detroit was the launching pad for our careers in entertainment. We are committed to giving back to the city that gave us so much.

We are:
Phredley Brown / Musical Director and Lead Guitarist for Bruno Mars
Larry Joe Campbell / According to Jim, ABC
Joshua Funk / Artistic Director, Second City Hollywood
Nyima Funk / Undercover Cupid, NickMom and Whose Line is it Anyway?, The CW
Marc Evan Jackson / Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox and Parks and Recreation, NBC
Keegan-Michael Key / Key & Peele, Comedy Central
Maribeth Monroe / The Brink, HBO and Workaholics, Comedy Central
Joel Veenstra / Associate Head of Stage Management, University of California, Irvine
Jordan Vogt-Roberts / Director, Kong: Skull Island and The Kings of Summer
Marc Warzecha / Associate Artistic Director, Second City Hollywood Training Center

We’re on a mission to make sure all children in Detroit have the opportunity to succeed. Please join us.