John Clancy is an OBIE award winning director and Executive Artistic Director of Clancy Productions, Inc. He is the founding Artistic Director of Present Company and a founding Artistic Director of The New York International Fringe Festival. He is an award-winning playwright and his productions have toured the world. He has been honored with five Scotsman Fringe Firsts at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two Best of the Festivals at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, a Glasgow Herald Angel Award for direction and a New York Magazine Award for "creativity, enterprise and vision." In 2007, his company was awarded the inaugural Edinburgh Festival Award by the Edinburgh International Festival and commissioned to create a new work for the Festival. He serves as the Executive Director of the League of Independent Theater, the advocacy organization for 99-seat theaters and their practitioners in New York City. He lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and partner, Nancy Walsh.