John Becker - Playwright

Reviews for Everything I Do at the Atlas in Washington, D.C.: DCMetroTheaterArts: "This show is really well-written. The banter is lively and funny...whip smart...the lyrics to the songs had me in stitches." DCTheatreScene: "Moments of brilliance...well-written...stellar performances...this musical holds much potential."

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About John

John Becker recently won his third Individual Artist's Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. Thirst, the screenplay he co-wrote and co-produced with James Durham, is garnering significant interest. For the second year in a row, he was commissioned to write a play for the One-Minute Play Festival at Round House Theatre. His musical, Everything I Do, was read at the Kennedy Center and chosen for a workshop at Artist's Bloc. He was commissioned by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in NY to co-write and co-direct the book trailer for Susan Coll's The Stager. His play Summit Meeting was performed at the Kennedy Center for a festival, where it was awarded 1st place by audience vote. John has had plays performed four years in a row at the Source Theatre in DC and had a play performed Off-Broadway at the Emerging Artists Theatre in New York. He has also had plays performed at the Baltimore Playwrights Festival, the Writer's Center, Company 13, the Run of the Mill Theatre (for which they won a Greater Baltimore Theatre Award), the Human Rights Arts Festival for Amnesty International, and many others. He has also written articles, and published poetry and short stories in various publications.

Long PlaysShort PlaysMusical
Karlmarx.comSummit MeetingEverything I Do
The Ghosts of DickensLast Chance
The Last Sacred PlaceTalking to Fish
A Field of ThornsLost Boys
I was very impressed with John Becker's work. He is certainly a writer to keep an eye on.

- Cathy Madison, dramaturg at Arena Stage

A promising glimpse into John Becker's talent...

- DC Theatre Scene

The funniest show in the Fringe

- All Arts 4 U

...Played with delightful slickness...

- The City Paper

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