William Missouri Downs is a playwright, writer, and director. He's written everything from Kabuki plays to sitcoms. He's had 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 that’s been used by over 100 universities. In Hollywood, he wrote for 3 NBC sitcoms, sold & optioned movies and optioned a TV pilot. He’s also directed 40 plays and acted in 20. He lives in a log cabin high in the mountains of Colorado.