Joe Barros (he/him) is an award-winning queer director, choreographer and writer working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, internationally, and in film. Broadway: Gigi (associate director). Off-Broadway: The Evolution of Mann (with Max Crumm and Allie Trimm), I Married Wyatt Earp (59E59 Theatres), Bastard Jones (with Evan Ruggiero), Cagney (associate director). Regional/Int'l/Streaming: A Charlie Brown Christmas (two national tours), Beaches (Chicago’s Drury Lane), Aida (Singapore), Breathe (with Matt Doyle and Max Clayton), plus Goodspeed, DC’s Signature Theatre, Broadway in Chicago, Bucks County Playhouse, Kaixinmahua (Shanghai). Film: The Girl Who Left Home (with Paolo Montalbán), Mangus (with Jennifer Coolidge), Petunia (with Michael Urie). Barros has been the Artistic Director of New York Theatre Barn for the past 15 years (an inclusive home for original culture shifting musicals during incubation), the A&R Director of Theatre Barn Records (an imprint of Broadway Records), and host of Broadway Podcast Network’s podcast The Musicals of Tomorrow. Joe is currently writing a musical about Ruth Coker Burks that excavates an untold chapter of the AIDS crisis and a muted time in queer history, and is collaborating with Tony nominated director Jeff Calhoun on the new musical Everyone Comes to Elaine’s about restaurateur Elaine Kaufman (with Mary Testa).