John P. Dowgin is a playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He has been involved in theater since the age of 13, and sees no sign of the condition improving anytime soon. His one-act plays The Fruppum, Alabama Chamber of Commerce and Some Colors on a Wallhave both been official selections of the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, and have since been produced by numerous theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and New Jersey. A number of his screenplays are also in a place called ‘development’, which he suspects to be a purely theoretical dimension somewhere between Purgatory and Oz.
John is a cofounder of The Porch Room and has co-produced and/or co-directed productions including Five Cornered Thinking at the New York Comedy Club and Burt Reynolds Amazing Napalm Powered Oven and Other Paid Programming in the 2001 New York Fringe Festival. He shared the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Production of an Original Play for Accidents Happen. John lives in New Jersey with his wife Faith and his son Caden.