“From the Seventies’ sexual revolution to the gay parenting boom of the Twenty First Century, Michael Kearns has defined nearly a half a century of American life: culturally, politically, and sexually. In many instances, he was not only at the forefront of the historical milestones, he created them.”

- Gay & Lesbian Review


Derek Ringold was awarded the 2009 West Hollywood Arts Grant Award for his critically acclaimed one man show SO HARD, which had successful runs at the Zephyr Theatre in Hollywood as well as Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.   

In 2011, Derek Ringold premiered an evolved version of SO HARD called, I LOVE ME, I LOVE ME NOT at Studio C in Hollywood, CA. Part of the proceeds from this show benefited the important Trevor project-- protecting the lives of LGBTQ Youth.

Derek currently resides in Los Angeles where he is a personal trainer. His solo project, MAN UP, premiered in the fall of 2013, with an enthusiastic return in January 2014. MAN UP was also featured as part of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

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