Inlaws & Outlaws

The Film

Eric Lane Barnes, Composer

Eric Lane Barnes is the author of the critically acclaimed Fairy Tales, which received two Jeff citations, three After Dark Awards, and three Bistro Awards, enjoying successful runs in Chicago, New York City, London, Minneapolis, Houston and several other cities. Barnes has written extensively for Chicago theater, including Live Bait Theatrical, Bailiwick Repertory, Pegasus Players and Poison Nut Productions. Barnes has written several numerous scores and scripts for Chicago's Lifeline Theatre including Tuck Everlasting, Simple Jim and His Four Fabulous Friends, Scary Home Companion, The Amazing Bone and Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, which is currently touring the country with TheatreWorks USA.

From 1995 through 1999, Barnes was director of The Windy City Slickers, a male octet in Chicago. Under Barnes' direction the Slickers released the CD Sunday, which received a 2000 GLAMA Award nomination in the comedy category. Barnes has written choral works on commission for groups such as The Esoterics, The Turtle Creek Chorale; The New York City Gay Men's Chorus; The Quire; One Voice Charlotte; Seattle Men's Chorus; Sound Circle; The Cincinnati Gay Men's Chorus; The Lexington Men's Chorus; The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC; Singing Out! Toronto; Unison Lesbian and Gay Singers; and the Windy City Gay Chorus.

In January of 2000, Eric Lane Barnes was appointed Assistant Artistic Director of Seattle Men's Chorus, through which he formed the vocal comedy ensemble Captain Smartypants. Since their inception, Captain Smartypants has performed with Lea Delaria, Kristin Chenoweth, Megan Mullally, Rosemary Clooney, Nell Carter and Margaret Cho. Over the past two years Captain Smartypants toured the Seattle area performing the shows Song and Pants and Sticks and Stones to sold-out houses. Undercover, Smartypants' CD of cover songs, is available online through Flying House Productions or through iTunes. Look for their new show Superfags! opening in June 2007 at Seattle's Re-Bar.

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