David Gosz and Leo Fotos are Chicago-based producers, writers, composers, and lyricists of musical theatre.
Their original musical, TRU, was a finalist for the 2017 New York Musical Festival, and debuted with the first ever sold-out run at the 2018 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival where it took home 14 nominations and 2 wins for "Best Choreography" and "Best Music". TRU made its Official World Premiere in November 2019 at Stage 773. The musical has been praised by organizations including The National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Kennedy Forum, and Hope For The Day for its impactful telling of the relationship between an individual and their mental illness, and for its ability to appeal to the masses through captivating melodies and honest lyrics.
In 2017, the duo began working on their second major project, San - A Musical by Design, that tells the incredible life story of esteemed Mardi Gras designer San Nicholas. With plans to be workshopped in 2021, San will be the exclusive re-telling of the journey of the designer who changed Mardi Gras forever.
It is the mission of Gosz & Fotos to create impactful, inspirational, and inclusive stories for all audiences.