Wood Sugars is an independent comedy group from Chicago, IL, founded in 2007. We are filmmakers, writers, performers and podcasters. Wood Sugars is made up of [brothers] Donny and Eliaz Rodriguez, and Jeff Phillips. Ever Mainard and Jeremiah Watkins are honorary members of Wood Sugars.
Contact us at email@example.com OR WoodSugars(at)Gmail(dot)com
[They both end up at the same place]
[Eliaz, Donny, Jeff]
Donny Rodriguez – Head Writer, Actor
Donny is comedy writer by day, hungry by lunch, and moonlights as a pipe dreamer. When he’s not drinking pots of black coffee to sober up from the previous nights “Merlot Bombs”, Donny writes, sports blogs, animated shorts, stage and audio sketches, letters to Dan Savage, short and feature length films, all for the group he co-founded in September 2007, Wood Sugars.
Eliaz Rodriguez – Head of Production, Filmmaker
Eliaz is the Sugars’ filmmaker and man behind the scenes. He co-founded and named Wood Sugars in September 2007. Eliaz produces, directs, and edits almost every project. He also does the grunt work such as website design, graphic art, promotions director and more. He learned almost every one of those skills, for Wood Sugars, through self-teaching during the Sugars’ formidable years. At first he was pretty bad at it all but he was able to learn from enough mistakes and is now for hire to suit your digital needs! Eliaz is known to say something funny once in a long while.
Jeff Phillips – Writer, Producer, Actor
Jeff grew up in a small town in Maine. After moving to Chicago Phillips quickly became involved as a writer/performer/producer with Three Leaves Productions. For a year he lived in a storefront apartment in Rogers Park, nicknamed ‘The Manor’ where with Three Leaves several theatrical plays were mounted until legalities unfortunately brought ‘The Manor’ to a close. Phillips joined Wood Sugars in the winter of 2009. As a fiction writer, Jeff Phillips has released two books in 2009 – Whiskey Pike: A Bedtime Story for the Drinking Mankind & Turban Tan. He also maintains a blog – TheIglooOven.com.
Photos by Kevin Penczak. Ain’t he awesome?