JOHN MOLETRESS (Creator/Performer) is a multi-disciplined artist, educator and Founding Director of force/collision, an interdisciplinary performance ensemble. Their work explores gender, queer ephemera, the layering of physical and digital spaces, and the transactional body, often teetering between theatrics and unsimulated actions. They have presented work within the US at The Kennedy Center, The Broad (for Ron Athey + Sean Griffin, “The Gifts of the Spirit”), Abrons Art Center, La MaMa ETC, Highways Performance Space, Intersections Festival, Fusebox Festival, Arena Stage, New Dramatists, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, FUNDarte/Out In The Tropics, OUTsider Festival, George Washington University, EMP Collective, to name a few. Internationally, their work has been seen at Shout Festival (UK), King’s College London, Homotopia/unity theatre (UK), Warehouse 9 (DK), The Gulbenkian (UK) and The House at Plymouth University (UK). Insta: @kraftwitch; Twitter: @moletressj
VASILIOS PAPAPITSIOS (Director of Photography/Editor) is an artist that blends genres and blurs the boundaries of documentary, conceptual and performance art, and experimental visual ethnography.vasiliospapapitsios.com
ELIJAH MCKINNON (Producer) is a marketing maven, cultural producer and artivist. In addition to serving as the Founder and Director of People Who Care — an independent consultancy that works exclusively with nonprofits and grassroots initiatives such as AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Northwestern University, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Grindr for Equality, Raúl Anguiano Art Museum, Center for Disease Control and many more — they are also deeply involved in queer, creative and philanthropic communities around the world. They are constantly moving and shaking in an attempt to build meaningful relationships and encourage resource sharing. In addition to their professional and artistic credits, Elijah co-produced and starred in Chicago’s #PrEP4Love campaign; is the Co-Director/Founder of Reunion Chicago, a gallery and project incubator prioritized for queer, femmes and people of color located in Humboldt Park; is the Head of Marketing and Design for Open TV – Beta, a web platform for queer, trans and POC; and is the current curator in residence at Estudio Teorema, a cultural activist gallery and production studio in Guadalajara, Mexico.
HORNET (Executive Producer) is the world’s premier gay social network. Founded in 2011 with the mission to provide gay men the opportunity for meaningful connections, Hornet has grown to 25 million total users, creating a community that comes together around shared experience and common interests.