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John Olive

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John Olive is a widely produced (Manhattan Theatre Club, Old Globe, ACT/Seattle, South Coast Rep, the Guthrie, and many others) and award-winning (Fellowships from the Bush and McKnight Foundations, from National Endowment For The Arts, a Kennedy Center Aware For Drama, others) playwright. John's plays include: Minnesota Moon, Standing on My Knees, The Voice of the Prairie, God Fire, Evelyn and the Polka King, and many others.

John has written extensively in the area of Theater For Young Audiences: Seattle Childrens, the Arden, Peoples Light, First Stage Milwaukee, Oregon Childrens, many others. Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Jason & the Golden Fleece, The Magic Bicycle, Pharoah Serket & the Lost Stone of Fire, Johnny Tremain, etc. John is currently working on an adaptation of Lauren Baratz-Logsted's The Sisters Eight.

John has written novels (Deep River, Smartass), screenplays (Amblin', ShadowCatcher, Disney) reviews (www.HowWasTheShow.com), as well as Tell Me A Story In The Dark.
John lives in Minneapolis with his wife Mary and their son Michael.