Brian Kirst (Book) has worked as an actor, writer and director with such companies as Bailiwick Repertory, Stage Left and Mary-Arrchie. Meanwhile, his writing on horror has appeared in Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Shock Cinema,
Horror Society and many others. Since creating Big Gay Horror Fan, his look at the terror milieu from an alternate perspective, he has been featured in such books as the Rondo Award winning Hidden Horror, Scribner's The Horror
of it All and On Location in Blairstown: The Making of Friday the 13th. Recently, he has worked as a performer in Delusion, ZADD and The Hollywood Warrioress, film projects that were created by such genre luminaries as Larry Cohen
(It's Alive, The Stuff), Douglas McKeown (The Deadly Spawn) and beloved Scream Queen Deborah Dutch. He is the regular host for Movieside Productions, as well, which has allowed him to share the stage with such exploitation icons as
Herschell Gordon Lewis, Linnea Quigley, Jack Hill, Mick Garris, Brian Yuzna and many others.
Scott Free is a Chicago-based composer, lyricist, performer and live music event producer. He has twice been named
Outmusician of the Year by the OUTMusic Awards (OMA), in 2005 and 2009. He also won Out Song of The Year
in 2005 at OMA. He received two Stonewall Society Pride in the Arts Awards in 2005 - Song of the Year
and Producer of the Year in 2005, and Album of the Year in 2009 - and was inducted into the Stonewall Society's GLBT Hall Of Fame.
His music videos have appeared on the national cable stations LOGO and BET. He has appeared in the national magazines
The Advocate and OUT magazine. All four of his CDs have reached the #1 position at Outvoice.net,
and his 2008 release 'Pink Album (A Pop Opera)' was the #1 CD of 2009 at Outvoice.net. He curated the Queer Is Folk and ALT Q music
festivals at the Old Town School of Folk Music from 2000 to 2010. In 2010
he was inducted into the City of Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. He currently hosts the bimonthly LGBT performance
series ‘Homolatte‘, the longest running LGBT performance series in the country.
Dan Foss is thrilled to be working on this world-premiere musical production. Some of Dan's favorite recent directing credits
include Steel Magnolias (Ignite Theatre), Godspell (Saint Sebastian Players), and Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride
(Babes With Blades Theatre Company). His production of Quality Street at Rogue Theater made Gay Chicago Magazine's list of
The Best of Stage 2005. He served as Managing Director of Rogue Theater and Point of Contention Theatre Company and as
Artistic Director of Rascal Children's Theater. Other directing credits include projects with Rogue Theater, Bailiwick Repertory,
The Side Project, Polarity Ensemble Theatre, Hobo Junction, Appetite Theatre, American Demigods, and Point of Contention.