Co-Founder OF EagleTree Productions (formally know as Beit Shalom Players)
When Caleb was young he loved to play and imagine different worlds. Dressing up and pretending to be another person along with being able to build characters is what gave him joy. Unfortunately, this talent wasn't encouraged. As a result, he did not do anything with the passion until his early teens when he participated in the youth group at City Hope Fellowship performing small skits.
Then Caleb started going to Beit Shalom and joined their youth group; that also performed a couple skits a year to celebrate different jewish holidays such as Purim and Hanukkah. It was a fun thing to do with everyone, but it wasn't anything serious.
Finally, in his senior year of High School, Caleb got the courage to try out for the High School musical, Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical. He was casted as the pimp. It was then that a strange thing happened for him. He found joy and a sense of community that he had never really truly felt before. Originally, Caleb was scared to go out on stage, but he had intense passion that chased away any feelings of stage fright.
With this new sense of community Caleb discovered a drive and a passion start to grow in him for the performing arts. When his cousin and brother took over the Beit Shalom youth group, it led to quite a few changes. Since then he has directed, produced, acted in, and written multiple productions. Caleb has co-written a jukebox musical Chasing Annie (2015) with Megan Marzeski. Most recently co-wrote the book with Heather Valyou and wrote the music for the first in a series of musicals called The Promise: The Story of Tamar (2017).
Caleb continues to pursue what G-d has for him and EagleTree Productions. As he surrounds himself with people in the company that will push him and that he will push towards the mission given to them and this company.
How did EagleTree Productions come to be?
It started when Caleb's cousin, Elizabeth, and brother, Zachary, wanted to rewrite the Purim skit. He took a leap of faith when he asked to help write a new script. He wrote and co-directed For a Time: A Story of Esther. In doing the production, Elizabeth and him founded the Beit Shalom Players, now EagleTree Productions. Beit Shalom Players were born out of a passion to see Biblical and non-biblical stories come to life using the arts. With that birth, the belief that with the G-d given talents bestowed in each of us; we can use them to create great art that will glorify G-d. Since then, He has starred in, directed, and produced For Such A Time: A Story of Esther, The Chosen, Screwtape, and Chasing Annie.