Rick Coca's The Day I Flipped off Jimmy Carter, a one-person musical-seriocomedy centered around President Carter's overnight visit to a Mexican American family's East L.A. home in 1979, was commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum and selected by South Coast Repertory as part of its final Hispanic Playwrights Project presentation. The Hanging of Josefa was produced by South Coast Repertory and developed with the help of director Juliette Carrillo and the generous actors who made up the ensemble of California Scenarios. Besides writing, Mr. Coca worked as an actor for more than 20 years, appearing on stage at the Goodman Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, and in theaters in London, Paris and Hamburg, to name a few. In 2005, he earned a journalism degree from California State University, Northridge and worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News. He currently works as a communications director for a Los Angeles City Council member. He is happily married to a lovely, talented and kind woman and is fortunate enough to be the father of a daughter who enjoys a good laugh almost as much as she enjoys a good book.