Grace Krilanovich is the author of The Orange Eats Creeps which was selected as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Year (2010). Grace was also honored as one of the “Top 5 Under 35” by the National Book Foundation.
Rachel Sherman’s fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, Fence, Open City, Conjunctions, and n+1, among other publications. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short‐listed for The Story Prize and The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the 25 Books to Remember in 2006 by the New York Public Library.
Julia Holmes is the author of Meeks of which Jim Crusoe of the New York Times said, “It’s a book whose singular vision keeps returning to me at odd moments, one of the most original and readable novels that’s come my way in a long time.” Publishers Weekly said, “A highly imaginative debut finds a stark Darwinian logic in a rigidly hierarchical society. . . . Holmes has fashioned a terrifying and utterly convincing world in which the perfect human being is one stripped of all illusions.”
Leland Pitts‐Gonzalez is the author of The Blood Poetry (Raw Dog Screaming Press, August 2012) and has published fiction in many literary journals including Open City, Fence, Dark Sky Magazine, Drunken Boat, Monkey Bicycle, and the KGB Bar Lit Journal. He is a fiscally-sponsored artist of the New York Foundation for the Arts for the event-series Phantasmagoria: Faith-Healing at the Slaughterhouse.
Michael Bakkensen is an actor and collaborator on Phantasmagoria. He has extensive experience in Theater, most recently in Noises Off on Broadway, in Film (Memoria Mortalis at Sundance), and on Television (Law & Order). He received his MFA in Theater from the University of California at San Diego and BA in English/Theater from Yale University.
Daniel Gorrell works as a Director, Director of Photography, Editor, and collaborator on Phantasmagoria. His films have appeared at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Other Cinema, the Oakland Museum of California, the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, P.B.S. and M.T.V. Japan.
Phantasmagoria is a sponsored project of Artspire, a Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Copyright © 2012, Leland Pitts-Gonzalez.