Andy Bayiates is a Chicago-based playwright and Neo-Futurist alumnus (1999-2005). He writes and reads stories on stage (Essay Fiesta, Paper Machete, The Encyclopedia Show) and contributes material weekly to the radio show and podcast Insects and Robots on CJLY in Nelson, B.C. He wrote and performed in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind and 43 Plays for 43 Presidents, for which he was founding father and co-writer. His plays have been produced in venues around the country. 43 Plays was mounted by Dad's Garage, where former President Jimmy Carter attended a performance, and has been published by Playscripts, Inc. before being produced at The Actor's Theatre of Louisville. Mr. Bayiates' A 60-Minute History of Humankind (2003) appeared on NBC reality TV show Starting Over, and was the jumping-offing point for A History of Human Stupidity which premiered in Berkeley, California in 2010 and was previewed in American Theatre Magazine. Mr. Bayiates' work is also published in Humana Festival 2001: The Complete Plays, 200 More Neo-Futurist Plays, Neo-Solo, and a post from his blog, "The Outside Eye," was published in The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America. He was the astrology columnist for Time Out Chicago Magazine (2005--2007) and wrote non-astrology for Time Out Chicago and the Southern Illinoisan newspaper. Currently, Mr. Bayiates is collaborating with composer Jonathan Mastro on his first musical: Self-Doubt: The Musical.