Charles Sanchez (Producer, Writer, Actor) is an openly gay, HIV positive writer/performer living in New York City. He studied acting and musical theatre technique at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. As a professional actor, he’s performed in original works Off Broadway at The Vineyard Theatre and Open Eye: New Stagings, as well as at Lincoln Center with the Little Orchestra Society. He was seen regionally in theaters ranging from the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Murry’s Dinner Playhouse in Little Rock, AR (where he was also musical director!). He conceived, directed and performed in the music revue, Out of the Trunk and co-wrote and performed Sweet and Sour Porked Off Off Broadway. He also co-wrote the book of Aliza, The Musical, developed and performed at the Minerva Stage in Williamstown, MA. He directed the cabaret acts Mismatch.com and Electricity at Don’t Tell Mama, and has also been seen around town performing his original stories in venues like The PIT and Le Poisson Rouge. He conceived, wrote and starred in Manhattan Man-Travels, a comedy web series on YouTube, and he’s currently developing his one man show, Full Blown. Hair by Justin at Hello Beautiful Salon.
Tyne Firmin (Producer, Director, Actor) born in Cajun' country in southern Louisiana, he lived many years in the midwest until founding home in NYC. First working as an actor in New York, Tyne branched out and has now worked as a director, producer, and an educator. He has performed in Off Broadway productions of Nora, The Crucible, and Biography as well as the Kafkaesque musical Ministry of Progress. Tyne trained with master acting teacher, Fred Kareman and worked with Fred's wife Pamela Moller-Kareman for many years at The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, NY. The past two years Tyne worked as Director/Producer of the web series Manhattan Man-Travels.
Ken Kruper (Composer, Season 1) In addition to musically directing many productions throughout Long Island and NYC, including productions at Hofstra Univeristy, Molloy College, SUNY Farmingdale and St. John's University, Ken is also the composer of GRIMM; A New Musical which initially premiered at St. John's University in 2009 and was later presented at the 2012 NYC Fringe Festival. A graduate of SJU, he currently teaches piano privately, is Executive Director of BIG Theatre Co., a presenter at the NYSTEA Annual Student Conference since 2006 and is the composer and piano player for LI-based The Free Candy Band.
Johnny Coughlin (Director of Photography / Lead Editor) Johnny was born in the deep South, grew up in the Midwest, studied film at Indiana University and started his video production company, Big Village Media, in Chicago. He has shot and edited two feature length films and one documentary for PBS. Johnny is currently in the production phase of a documentary chronicling the lives of Singing Telegrams. He lives in Brooklyn with his fiance and two small dogs.