Member of the Week: John J King
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Posted by: Geena Forristall
John J King is part Texan and part Tyrannosaur, and lives in Boston where he makes plays, jokes, stories, and songs, often all at once. He has a B.A. in Theatre & English from SUNY Boondocks, and an accent from his mama.
John’s new play, MUSEUM PIECE, a farce about institutional diversity, will be developed at Speakeasy Stage Company as part of the 2019-20 Boston Project. John’s work has been produced in Boston by Vaquero Playground, SpeakEasy Stage, New Exhibition Room, and Company One Theatre.
Currently, John is co-creating the web-series HOME OFFICE with his wife Ramona, a comedy about a couple’s struggles to work from home together while on lockdown. And he is currently finishing book, lyrics and music for his glam-rock opera THE RISE & FALL OF OEDIPUS T REX & THE GOAT SONG OF THEBES.
You can find the latest of John’s plays on New Play Exchange, including: 7 MINUTES (Finalist, Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries, 2020), MARTHA’S (B)RAINSTORM (Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Dramatic Writing, 2019); FROM DENMARK WITH LOVE (IRNE nomination: Best New Play); an adapted libretto for the German Gothic opera DER VAMPYR.
JJK’s mission: To Create and Spread Delight.
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