DavEnd (Writer/Composer/Producer/Costume Designer) - DavEnd is a tender-hearted, genderqueer, costume designing, accordion weilding songwriter, performing artist and designer based in San Francisco. DavEnd has released two studio albums (How To Hold Your Own Hand, Fruits Commonly Mistaken For Vegetables) and for the past 6 years, has been touring extensively in the U.S., performing at queer teen centers, festivals, colleges, theatres and backyards. Between tours, Ms. End designs costumes, and most recently has been producing a new musical, costume designing and dancing in production numbers for songwriter Kimya Dawson, and appearing in Taylor Mac’s epic 5 hour play, The Lily’s Revenge. DavEnd’s current project, “Fabulous Artistic Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes: The Musical!”, brings together the worlds of music and radical performance art in a theatrical extravaganza, exploring the effects of heterosexism and street harassment on the development of queer identity. (photo credit: Amos Mac)
D’Arcy Drollinger (Director) – D’Arcy Drollinger’s work includes: Scalpel!, The Possession of Mrs. Jones, Pink Elephants, Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls, Suburbia 3000, Shit & Champagne, The Cereal Killers, and most recently, Project: Lohan, which premiered at La Mama (NYC) and A.C.T.’s Costume Shop (SF). Drollinger has also worked as a producer, director and choreographer. Other credits include: The Producers (first Broadway production), Hairspray the Musical (first Broadway production), and VH1′s Divas 200 featuring RuPaul. He is the cofounder of Velvet Rage Productions, both directing and starring in Sex and the City Live, Designing Women and the upcoming Roseanne. Drollinger is a participant in the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Christopher Winslow (Musical Director) - Christopher Winslow most recently composed and music directed for Playground SF which was presented at Berkeley Rep in January. He worked with SF playground the previous year, and both years his compositions were selected for the “Best of Playground Series” which plays at the Brick House in Potrero Hill. This past year, Chris composed and music directed an original full-length musical comedy called “OMFG! The Internet-dating Musical” which ran at ODC Theater. His work on “The Lily’s Revenge” brought Taylor Mac’s piece to life at The Magic Theatre. He served as assistant MD for “Jerry Springer:The Opera” with Ray of Light Theater which played at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco. Chris has worked on several projects at the San Francisco School of the Performing Arts, The Spindrift School of the Performing Arts and SF Arts Ed. His composing projects have included a full-length chamber opera “Gaveston, Favorite of the King” written with playwright Ken Prestinizi which received an Individual Artist Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission and was produced in concert in San Francisco and in Los Angeles at Celebration Theatre. A musical adaptation of “Peer Gynt” commissioned by U.C. Davis was created as well by Winslow/Prestinizi.
Jerry Lee Abram (Technical Director/TD) – Jerry Lee Abram began his career in the Queer Arts back in 2000 working on The Transfused Rock Opera in Olympia, WA. He helped co-found Homo a Go Go in 2002 and has since Tech Directed and Program Directed that festival. He has also designed lights and toured with the Dr. Frockrocket Show in 01, Tech Directed the Nomy Lamm Effigy Tour 03, and Tech Directed The Sex Workers Art Show National Tour 02-08. Since moving to San Francisco in 2005 Jerry Lee has kept himself busy doing just about anything for local queer artists. Favorite projects include lighting music videos by Hunx and His Punx and The Younger Lovers, working with Sins Invalid, K’vetch, Peaches Christ, Queer Rebels, Hard French and Formerly Known As. He Tech Directed The National Queer Arts Festival in 2011. More recently he has gone on tour as tech director for Sister Spit and designed lights/stage managed Workmore and Juanita Moore’s Not For Sale retrospective show. Jerry Lee continues to be involved in the local and national queer arts scene. He has a lot of stories to tell.
Ed Varga (Sound Technician) - Ed Varga is honored to bring his 19 years of audio and theater tech experience to the production of F.A.G.G.O.T.S. Ed is currently the Facilities and Technical Operations Manager at SOMArts Cultural Center. He is also a local small business owner who operates iPhone Repair SF. He grew up in Wisconsin and has lived in Minneapolis, Madison, New York, Olympia and Los Angeles. He has traveled and work nationally with several audio/video/ighting/event production companies and has been lucky enough to work with some of his favorite independent artists, including DavEnd! Varga is also the executive director of Homo A Go Go, an international festival of queer music, art, film, performance and radical activism which he founded in Olympia in 2002. He has been a contributor to queer independent arts and queercore movements since 1995 when he started producing shows under the name Homocore Minneapolis. He has also been a vocal activist in the FTM/Trans community including working on healthcare access issues for trans people with FTM Alliance in Los Angeles.
Colleen Dixon (Stage Manager) Colleen Dixon is a social justice organizer and non-profit consultant based in Olympia, WA. She has worked on many seminal community events such as Homo-A-Gogo and Lady Fest. Grounded in fat positivity and feminism, she loves to travel, tour manage, and support the queer arts by being an all-around rare breed of systematically organized queer punk.
Tiffany Harker (Lead Costume Fabricator) – Tiffany first learned to sew when she was ten years old by her well-meaning Mormon mother so that she could sew clothing for her future children. While she has never made a proper prairie dress, she has made costumes for a large number of events and plays in San Francisco. So far this production has been her favorite.
Nathan Rapport (Set Designer) - Nathan Rapport (Nikki Sixx Mile) joins us from Detroit, Michigan, where he attended Wayne State University for painting and was heavily involved in the city’s underground nightlife community. Upon moving to the Bay in 2007, Nathan found an immediate and unexpected home within San Francisco’s art drag community and has spent the last 4 years contributing visually to
Devon Devine (Marketing and Promotions Director) – Devon is an events producer and media artist living in San Francisco by way of Olympia, WA. He is one of the co founders of the award winning dance party, Hard French, and is one half of the online youtube sensation: BrownDownCrownTV. Between fundraising for local nonprofits and going on adventures in the city, he is also a retired calendar model, fashion icon and polaroid enthusiast.
Craig Calderwood (Original Illustration for Poster) – Craig Calderwood is a Gender Non-conforming unschooled artist who articulates though Pens, Threads, and Makeup. Through Visual art she creates space where alternate gender identities and politics manifest in colorful and often dark images.As a way to crystallize personal truths and histories that otherwise would be fleeting and intangible. She often works in the pallet of overwhelming pattern and clashing colors to allow the viewer to read the narrative between and outside the lines. Pulling from themes such as queer child hood, body dysmorphia, life in suburbia, sexuality, gender, and the list goes on. Originally from the Central Valley of CA she currently lives in San Francisco CA where she is working hard on personal projects and diving deep into the world of queer childhood. You can see more of Craig’s work at http://craigcalderwood.tumblr.com. RPGWatch Forums – View Profile: jwilliams – Free Slots