John Walch. Mr. Walch's plays include The Dinosaur Within, Circumference of a Squirrel, The Nature of Mutation, Jesting with Edged Tools, Craving Gravy or Love in the Time of Cannibalism, Alice Threw The Looking Glass: A Parody of Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style," as well as numerous one-acts, collaborations, and shorts.
His plays have been produced at theatres such as The Mark Taper Forum, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, the State Theater, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and off-Broadway at Urban Stages. His work has been developed or commissioned through the Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, A.S.K. Theatre Projects, Shenandoah International Playwright's, The Playwrights' Center/PlayLabs, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.
Awards include: Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays; the American Theatre Critics Association's Osborn Award; the Charlotte Woolard Award from the Kennedy Center, recognizing a promising new voice in the American theatre; the Marc Klein Playwriting Award; and three Austin Critic's Table Awards. He was a Sloan playwriting fellow at Manhattan Theatre Club and a James Michener Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at UT @ Austin, where he earned his MFA in Playwriting. He served as artistic director of Austin Script Works and has taught graduate playwrights at the University Texas /Michener Center for Writers, Florida State University, and the Playwrights Workshop at University of Iowa.
His plays are published through Playscripts, Inc. and other works have appeared in various anthologies including: Humana Festival 2004: Complete Plays, Best Stage Scenes, and Best Men's Stage Monologues.
John currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is a resident playwright of New Dramatists.