John J. King
John J King is part Texan and part Tyrannosaur, and lives in Boston where he makes plays. He has a B.A. in Theatre & English from SUNY Boondocks, and an accent from his mama.
In January 2019, John’s play MARTHA’S (B)RAINSTORM: A BOSTON FAIRY TALE, was awarded the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Fellowship in Dramatic Writing. John served as the inaugural Playwright in Residence at the Boston Public Library, 2017 - 2018, and is a proud alumni of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows.
Plays include: BLUESHIFT (O'Neill Theatre Center National Playwrights' Conference Finalist, 2016); FROM DENMARK WITH LOVE (IRNE nomination: Best New Play); BEAR PATROL; and an adapted libretto for the German Gothic opera DER VAMPYR. His work has been produced in Boston by Vaquero Playground, SpeakEasy Stage, New Exhibition Room, and Company One Theatre. He is a proud member of the 2014-16 cohort of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows.
His mission: To Create and Spread Delight.