William Missouri Downs has written everything from Kabuki dramas to NBC sitcoms. He's had more than 250 productions of his plays in 14 countries and won numerous writing awards, including 2 rolling premieres from the National New Play Network. He’s published 11 plays and 4 books, including The Art of Theatre, a textbook used by over 100 universities. He’s also directed 40 plays and acted in 20. In Hollywood, he's sold movies and optioned TV pilots. He lives in a log cabin near Shambhala in the mountains of Colorado .