Joseph Graham is a writer, filmmaker and theater artist living and working in San Francisco. He has served as Stage Manager on more than a dozen plays for Kaliyuga Arts (including their San Francisco production of Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall, Brad Fraser’s Poor Super Man, and the Hardy Boys musical The Secret of the Old Queen), performed in short films and plays (including the role of Bruce in Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy), and directed the premieres of both There Be Monsters! and Kingdom of Not for playwright/performer Dan Carbone. In 1997, Graham and his partner, Bill Parker, established AltarBoy Productions. Their first film as producers, the poetic short Breath (dir. Christos Dimas), won numerous awards worldwide, and their transgender instructional video Feminine Image vol. 1 was inducted into the Lucas Library, incorporated into the Gender Studies curriculum of several major American Universities, and was used by Felicity Huffman as part of her preparation for Transamerica. Graham’s most recent film, Vanilla, a “featurette” inspired by the writings of Jean Genet and Dennis Cooper, played in festivals across the globe and won the Best Short Feature Award from the Berekley Video & Film Festival and the Viewer’s Voice Award from Cinequest, the San Jose International Film Festival. Vanilla has been distributed in France and is available on DVD in the US and Canada from TLA Releasing. His feature screenplay, Beautiful Something, was recently optioned by Bruiser Films and plans are underway to begin production next year.  Graham currently teaches film acting at the Shelton Actors Lab in San Francisco and is collaborating with poet Richard Siken on a movie musical about street hustlers.