odyssey team members

Zachary Price, Ph.D.
Researcher and Associate Producer
Zachary Price completed his doctorate at UCSB in Theater Studies and is currently an Assistant Researcher in the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. Price has worked in film development at Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, in television production for Law & Order, literary theatre management, and has had plays produced in spaces such as H.E.R.E. Arts Center, 651 Arts, Samuel French Off-off Broadway Short Play Festival, New School University, New Professional Theatre, and Dramatists Guild where he was a Playwriting Fellow. Price’s scholarly writing has appeared in Theatre Topics, Journal of Asian American Studies, and he is co-author of the Bunche Center’s 2014 Hollywood Diversity Report: Making Sense of the Disconnect. Price has been involved with The Odyssey Project since its inception working as a collaborator in numerous capacities including fight choreographer, movement coach, researcher, assistant director, associate producer, mentor, and community activist.

Roc$tedy is 26 years old out of Long Beach, Ca. Born addicted to pain meds, Roc has been fighting for his life since birth. While attempting to keep himself busy with sports in High School, the temptations of an adolescent in an urban environment were too great. From mixing with the wrong crowd and being shot at, to nearly losing his life to an overdose, Roc$tedy is the real survival story, and finding music was his savior. Roc$tedy finds himself the ambassador of Long Beach. Gaining the support of his city and people all around, Roc is focused and prepared to carry the torch for his hometown. 

Raven Skye, functions as a community liaison. Ms. Skye was an adjunct professor at Hancock College in Santa Maria where she innovated a mentoring program for Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA; prepares students at risk for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math). Her program was used to guide these youth to formulate goals and learn strategic planning for education and personal growth. She has also been a member of a first responder team for a domestic violence prevention program with People Helping People (PLP) in Santa Ynez and worked as a counselor for Child Abuse and Listening Mediation (CALM) to help new mothers connect with local resources in Santa Barbara County. Ms. Skye holds a bachelor’s degree from UCSB in cultural anthropology and a master’s degree in organizational management from Antioch University.