About John Glore
John Glore writes plays (adaptations and original work for young audiences and plays for adults), fiction and non-fiction prose (short- and long-form). He was until recently the associate artistic director of Tony Award-Winning South Coast Repertory in Southern California, where he worked for 31 years to help plan and implement the artistic and literary work of the company. He served as co-director of SCR's Pacific Playwrights Festival and oversaw the programming of the company's Theatre for Young Audiences series, to which he contributed numerous plays. With the performance trio Culture Clash he co-authored adaptations of two plays by Aristophanes, The Birds and Peace. His plays have been seen at Berkeley Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, The Round House Theatre, The Children’s Theatre Company, First Stage, Childsplay, Oregon Children’s Theatre, the Getty Villa, Imagination Stage in Washington, D.C., the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, and many others. He received a Playwrights Fellowship from the California Arts Council, won the inaugural Heideman Award from Actors Theatre of Louisville for his 10-minute play, What She Found There, and received the Kennedy Center's Roger L. Stevens Award and a Theatre Visions Award from the Laurie Foundation for his full-length On the Jump.
He is currently writing a novel with the working title, Unnatural.
His non-fiction prose includes hundreds of articles for the playbills and other publications of Arena Stage, South Coast Repertory and Center Theatre Group, and articles for American Theatre magazine and Theater (a journal published by the Yale School of Drama). He received the John Gassner Prize in theater criticism from the Yale School of Drama. He is currently at work on a full-length non-fiction book with the working title, Quirk: a Perlustration in Eight Jaunts.
He served as literary manager for Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and resident dramaturg at Center Theatre Group. He has occasionally taught playwriting and related subjects at UCLA and Pomona College.
A talkback for the Son of Semele Ensemble production of Preludes & Fugues (left to right, cast members Michelle Silver, Kristen Brennan, Jeremy Gabriel and Ray Paolantonio, playwright John Glore and director Edgar Landa)