About Us


Mad King Productions is an artistically focused team with the goal to provide a safe and open space in Utah community theater for all actors to explore character performances. Mad King is LGBTQIA+ friendly and strives to cast productions according to the ability of the actor rather than a character description.

Madman Madriaga

Madman has been actively involved in community and professional performing arts across the Wasatch front for the last 20 years. In that time he has been at the forefront of several successful and ongoing theatrical companies, including The Sandbox Theater Company and Salty Dinner Theater, and his theatrical resume includes nearly 60 individual stage productions.

Carleigh-Jo Naylor

Carleigh studied Theater Arts and Directing with Weber State University and went on to pursue film and television acting in California and Utah for several years, before returning to her love of stage. Carleigh spearheads Drunk Shakespeare for Mad King, and has worked with several theater companies across the valley; including Spotlight Productions, Midvale Main St. Theater, and performing in several shows at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival.

James Naylor

James never really studied acting, but performed in High school and was a part of the SUU performance choir group Acclamation. He has been roped into productions by Carleigh and Madman several times, but he's really good at managing money and business decisions, so he mostly just makes sure the company pays its bills.

Mad King Productions was born in June 2020 with the goal to represent and support diversity in our community through performance arts.