Cast and Crew
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Zackary Drucker: actorZackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is a producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.
Angelica Ross: ActorAngelica Ross is an American businesswoman, actress, and transgender rights advocate. After becoming a self-taught coder in the early years of her career she went on to become the founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, a firm that helps employ transgender people in the tech industry. Ross began her acting career in the web series Her Story and now stars in the FX series, Pose.
Silas Howard: ActorSilas Howard is an award-winning director, writer, and executive producer focused on telling honest, boundary-shattering narratives. His recent work includes executive producing and directing on FX’s Pose, as well as directing Sundance premiere and IFC Films’ internationally distributed film A Kid Like Jake. He’s also directed episodes of Amazon’s Emmy award-winning Transparent, Freeform’s The Fosters, and HBO’s High Maintenance.
Max Wolf Valerio: ActorMax Wolf Valerio is an iconoclastic, Blackfoot poet and writer. His book of poems, The Criminal: The Invisibility of Parallel Forces was published in Fall 2018 by EOAGH Books. His chapbook Animal Magnetism (e.g. press) appeared in 1984. His memoir, The Testosterone Files (2006) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in 2006. Valerio has appeared in a number of documentary films, including Max (1992) and Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting (1999).
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Jen Richards: Actor
Jen Richards is a writer & actress, as well as a consultant & advocate. She is the Co-Writer/Star/Producer of the series Her Story, which was nominated for an Emmy and won Gotham and Peabody awards; Co-Producer of the documentary More Than T (Showtime) and writer of its accompanying Trans 102 series (Refinery 29). She can be seen in HBO’s Mrs. Fletcher, Netflix’s Tales of the City, NBC’s Blindspot, FX’s Better Things, CBS’s Doubt, CMT’s Nashville, Seeso’s Take My Wife, the film Easy Living, and Two Sentence Horror Stories (Stage 13).
Stephen Ira: Actor
Stephen Ira is a poet who has been published in DREGINALD, Poetry, and FENCE. His non-fiction work has appeared in NewNowNext and Out. He’s directed multiple short plays, was a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, and co-founded Vetch: A Magazine of Trans Poetry and Poetics. Stephen has an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Chase Joynt: Writer & DirectorChase Joynt (York CMS PhD, 2016) is an internationally awarded filmmaker and writer. His films have won the Jury Award for Best Documentary (Bangalore), Jury Award for Best Short (Ecuador), Jury Award for Most Promising Filmmaker (Regent Park), Audience Award for Best Documentary Short (Seattle), and the EP Canada/Canada Film Capital Award for Emerging Canadian Artist (Toronto).
As a recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in Arts Practice and Scholarship at the University of Chicago, Joynt’s recent speaking engagements include Harvard University, Princeton University, NYU, The New York Academy of Medicine, University of Manchester, UC Berkeley, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. His first book You Only Live Twice (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) was a 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist and was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by both The Globe and Mail and CBC. His second book, Conceptualizing Agnes: Exemplary Cases and the Disciplines of Gender (co-authored with Kristen Schilt), is under contract with Duke University Press. Joynt holds a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies from York University. In July 2019, he will begin as an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Visual Culture at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.