Stuart Bousel graduated from Reed College with a degree in English/Creative Writing. He has served as the artistic director of three theater companies: Quicksilver Productions (1997-2000) and Horror Unspeakable Productions (2000-2002) in Tucson, and No Nude Men Productions in San Francisco (2003-2012). He has directed a number of classic plays, including LYSISTRATA, ORESTEIA, FAUST PART ONE, SALOME, EDWARD II, LE CID, LOVE’S LABORS LOST, HAMLET, PHAEDRA, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, TWELFTH NIGHT, M. BUTTERFLY, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, MEASURE FOR MEASURE and THE FROGS, as well as the Arizona premiere of Derek Walcott’s ODYSSEY and the world premieres of David Duman’s FISHING, Alison Luterman’s OASIS, Nirmala Nataraj’s THE MONK and THE BOOK OF GENESIS REMIXED AND REMASTERED, Claire Rice's WOMAN COME DOWN, and Morgan Ludlow’s RUTH AND THE SEA. Additionally he writes plays, including THE EXILED, SPEAK TO ME, LOVE EGOS ALTERNATIVE ROCK, TROIJKA, HOUSEBROKEN, SPEAK ROUGHLY, EDENITES, JUNO EN VICTORIA, BRAINKILL, LLAMA, TWINS, PASTORELLA and POLYXENA IN ORBIT. His play VINCENT OF GILGAMESH was nominated for the MAC Award in 2001; WILD BLUE PEAKS was nominated for the Heideman Award in 2003; MATHEW 33:6 was a finalist for the Sky Cooper Award in 2007. Places his work has been performed include New York City, San Francisco, Melbourne, Dublin, Tucson and Portland. He co-wrote the Cosgrove winning short film INSOMNIA with Chris McCaleb and Amanda Karam and the mocu-mercial WISH U WERE HERE for Hosteling International. He occasionally acts as well and numbers among his credits the title role in MACBETH, Carl in THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, Matt in THE FANTASTICKS, the Record Keeper in JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL, Ned Poins in THE BOAR’S HEAD (which he also adapted from HENRY IV part 1 and 2) and the opera TOSCA, in addition to voicing a number of radio and television commercials. He is a frequent collaborator with Theater In The Woods, Custom Made Theater Company and Wily West Productions. He is a founding member of the San Francisco Theater Pub, as well as the Executive Director of the San Francisco Olympians Festival. His first novel, DRY COUNTRY, came out 2008 and is available on Amazon.com, and his website, www.horrorunspeakable.com, will tell you all about everything else he’s up to.