The show was created by a small group of artists, musicians, writers, and performers, and realized with the help, time, and talents of many friends (all in-kind).
Meet the crew:
Chris Lin as Hobo Cat, and Kayce Bayer as Proud Pigeon – musical narrators, lead organizers, and makers of all kinds of stuff (photo by Tanner Young)
Ryan Richey as Denim Dennis – lead character performer, backdrop artist, and “The Hawk” songwriter (photo by Brooke Herbert Hayes)
Jen Wilson as the Hawk – performer, costume design, and backdrop artist (photo by Brooke Herbert Hayes)
Josh Converse – projectionist, writer, radio voice, and handyman (photo by Brooke Herbert Hayes)
Patrick Holbrook (right) as Ignaz Schwinn, the bicycle baron and co-founder of Schwinn bikes – performer, musician (Laughing Eye Weeping Eye), and support guy (photo by Brooke Herbert Hayes)
Rebecca Schoenecker, tarot card reader and musical performer – Laughing Eye Weeping Eye (photo by Brooke Herbert Hayes)
Stacey Richey as the Bearded Lady – also on site acquisition, sets and costume support (photo from the Awesome Foundation)
Young Cho, designer and illustrator – drew the beautifully inricate illustrations for our poster
Heather Anderson as the Onion – assisted with sets, costumes, design-work, and spirit (photo by Brooke Herbert Hayes)
Joseph Arcos as the street vendor – performer and enthusiast (photo by Brooke Herbert Hayes)
Amy Arcos as Mrs. Rustman – performer and hostess with the mostest (photo by Brooke Herbert Hayes)
Jefferson Godard (left) as John E. Rustman, owner of the Jefferson Ice Company – performer (photo by Brooke Herbert Hayes)
Mitch Salm as Roscoe, the ticket-taker from the Shoot-the Chutes ride at Riverview Park – performer (photo by Brooke Herbert Hayes)
Ever Mainard (left) as Mile-a-Minute Murphy, and Nelson Trautman (right) as the Announcer in “Race Off” skit – performers (photo by Tanner Young)
Yolanda Escoto Unna – crafter of sets, costumes, and accessories
Barrett Bayer (at right) – assisted with sets and odd jobs (photo by Brooke Herbert Hayes)
Nicolas Rojas as The Man in the Bag – durational sideshow performer and set up / break down crew (photo by Tanner Young)
And Special Thanks to:
Lindsay Chenault Bolton, David Rodriguez, Heather Anderson, and Nelson Trautman for designing informative programs for individual shows.
Reid Bolton for triumphantly trumpet fanfare-ing at the Pilsen show.
Brooke Herbert Hayes for AMAZING photo documents of West Town and Pilsen shows.
Jeroen Nelemans for video documenting the Logan Square show.
Jenna Trautman for PR and social media advice.