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DEREK VAN BARHAM (he/him) is the Producing Artistic Director of Kokandy Productions in Chicago. He directed the Chicago premieres of Head Over Heels (Kokandy), The View Upstairs (Circle Theatre); Miracle by Dan Savage (Hell in a Handbag); Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Homos, or Everyone in America, Songs from an Unmade Bed, Perfect Arrangement and Angry Fags (Pride Films & Plays). Choreography credits include The Civility of Albert Cashier (Permoveo/PFP); Ghost Quartet, Evil Dead The Musical, Coraline the Musical, Goblin Market, Amour, Nevermore and Shockheaded Peter (Black Button Eyes). He has also choreographed for The Plagiarists, Inappropriate Theatre and Salonathon. He wrote, devised and choreographed BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, Kill Your Boyfriends, A Touch Unnatural and A Touch of Madness. He was named one of Windy City Times 30 Under 30, recognizing individuals from Chicago's LGBTQ community. www.derekvanbarham.com

Derek Van Barham
(Director)