Moe Angelos is one of The Five Lesbian Brothers, who have written, performed, and published six plays. She has collaborated with the Builders Association as a performer and writer since 2000. She has been involved with the WOW Café for many years and has appeared in the work of many downtown luminaries including Carmelita Tropicana, Anne Bogart, Holly Hughes, Lois Weaver, Kate Stafford, Brooke O’Harra, Half Straddle and The Ridiculous Theatrical Company.
Liz Collins (Visual Art)
Liz Collins is an artist and designer who explores the boundaries between painting, fiber arts and installation. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY; the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, NY, in addition to numerous solo shows. Her awards include a United States Artist Target Fellowship, a MacColl Johnson Fellowship, and a CeCArtsLink Grant.
C. Finley (Visual Art)
C. Finley is the curator of Whitney Houston Biennial, an exhibition of artwork by contemporary women artists, which recently completed its second iteration. Also an artist, Finley’s work has been shown internationally at Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna; Superchief Gallery Los Angeles; Jenn Singer Gallery New York; Context/Art Miami; and many other venues. As a member of the artist collective HowDoYouSayYamInAfrican?, she participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Neil Goldberg (Visual Art)
Neil Goldberg makes video, photo, mixed media and performance work that focuses on embodiment, mortality and the everyday. His work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art (permanent collection); New Museum; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum; The Hammer Museum; The Kitchen; The Pacific Film Archive; NGBK Kunsthalle Berlin and El Centro de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, among other venues.
Che Gossett (Literature)
Che Gossett is a writer, an archivist at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and a PhD candidate in trans/gender studies at Rutgers. They are the recipient of the 2014 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award from the American Studies Association, a Radcliffe research grant from Harvard University and the 2014 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies from the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at the City University of New York, and the 2014 Martin Duberman Research Scholar Award from the New York Public Library.
Naomi Jackson (Literature)
Naomi Jackson is the author of The Star Side of Bird Hill. Star Side was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, longlisted for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award, and named an Honor Book for Fiction by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Jackson studied fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Kimberly Reed (Film)
Kimberly Reed’s first feature-length documentary Prodigal Sons has screened at film festivals worldwide and received the FIPRESCI International Film Critics’ prize at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. Her work has been featured for four consecutive years at IFP’s Independent Film Week, and she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.
Frédéric Tcheng is a civil engineer turned filmmaker and holds a MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University. He co-produced and co-edited Valentino: The Last Emperor, shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar in 2009, and is co-director of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel. Dior and I, his directorial debut, was released internationally in 2015 to critical and public acclaim.
David Thomson (Performance)
David Thomson is a collaborative performer/creator in the fields of music, dance, theater, and performance, and has worked with Mel Wong, Trisha Brown, David Roussève, Wendy Perron, Ralph Lemon, Yvonne Rainer, among many others. His own work has been presented by The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, Roulette, and Movement Research. Thomson has served on the faculties of Movement Research, NYU/Experimental Theater Wing, Sarah Lawrence, The New School, Barnard, and Pratt.
Rose Troche (Film)
Rose Troche is a writer/director/producer of film, television and new media. Her career began with her debut feature, Go Fish which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994. She has continued to work in film, television, and, most recently, Virtual Reality with three back to back debuts at Sundance (2015-17).