Scott Artley is the Executive Artistic Director of Patrick’s Cabaret, a long-standing Minneapolis grassroots queer arts organization with a history of provocative and inclusive work. Since joining the organization in 2014 as Performing Arts Curator, he has developed new curatorial platforms, developed new programs, and stewarded a broad portfolio of community partnerships.
Amanda Jacobson is a graduate of The School of Life with a PhD in No Bullshit. Despite growing up under the affluent umbrella of the western suburbs she somehow managed to find her island of misfit toys and terrify her parents as frequently as possible.
Anthony Michael is a Queer Trans Artist of Color she has been a featured artist with 20% Theatre, in Queertopia at Intermedia Arts, with Live Action Set and at Patrick's Cabaret. Her alter ego Marcel Michelle Obama is a founding member of St. Cloud's premeir burlesque and vaudeville revue, Carnivale Revolver, as well as a cast member of Visions of Sugarplims, Dykes do Drag and a choreographer to the stars with a client list that includes Elektra Cute, Victoria DeVille, Dahlia Dulce and others.
Mandee Driggers is a queer writer, artist, and performer fueled by coffee and resilience. Her work has been published in Bitchin' Kitsch, Paper Nautilus, CrabFat Magazine, and more. She resides in St. Paul where she balances her disdain for winter with her love of community and craft beer.
Go Home, Aphrodite, You're Drunk is a play comprised of much smaller plays about the foibles of dating while marginalized. Performers all wrote one piece where they star as themselves and help other performers out by filling in when necessary. The goal of this play is to perform 7 or more plays in 15 minutes or less.
Hector Edwardo Chavarria a.k.a. The Big Gay Mexican is an actor/singer/fashionista. He is originally from El Paso, TX and moved to Minneapolis in 2011. The Big Gay Mexican has been seen in various cabarets and social events throughout the Twin Cities. The mission for his work is to inspire and promote self-love. He wants to send a message to anyone who has been told they were different or was told they needed to change that we must all have courage and be kind to make this world a better place.
Sarah McPeck is a stand-up comic, writer and performer living in Minneapolis. She received her comedy education at the Brave New Workshop, the nation’s longest running Improvisation Theater, as well as a ten year stint dealing blackjack in Native American Casinos. A combo not many can claim. Some have described her as fantastic, some as irreverent, but in the end she will tell you her side of things. A proud feminist and LGBTQ activist, Sarah uses comedy to help build community and better self-esteem.