FORA.tv Speaker - Pippin Parker
Pippin Parker is chair of the Playwriting Department at The New School for Drama. Parker works as a writer in theater, film, television, radio and interactive media. He is a founding member and former Artistic Director of Naked Angels Theater Company in New York City and a founding member of Writer Group, a collective of dramatic and fiction authors, whose members include Nicole Burdette, Frank Pugliese and Kenny Lonergan.
With Naked Angels, Mr. Parker helped originate their Tuesdays@9 cold reading series, which has for the past 15 years brought together emerging playwrights and actors for weekly presentations of works-in-progress. He also co-conceived the company's signature Issues Projects, for which he has had the opportunity to collaborate with Amnesty International, The Center for American Progress, Project A.L.S. and The Culture Project.
His short play A Gift was produced in New York and Los Angeles and subsequently adapted for radio for NPR's The Next Big Thing, featuring Lily Taylor. He has been a staff writer for shows including the animated series The Tick, and developed work with producer Tom Fontana.
Current projects include his new play, Assisted Living, which has been presented at Naked Angels and at New York Stage and Film, and an original television series now in development at HBO. In an advisory capacity, he has worked as a dramaturge for the Drama Department and consultant for numerous plays and screenplays. Mr. Parker is an active member of several committees of the Writers Guild of America, East.
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