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John Olive Edit Profile

playwright , screenwriter

John Olive, Japanese, American playwright, screenwriter. Recipient award for drama Society Midland Authors, 1981; McKnight fellow, 1982, 87, 97, Bush fellow, 1988, 97, National Endowment Playwriting fellow, 1988; Minnesota State Arts Board individual artist grantee, 1976, 78. Member Dramatists Guild, New Dramatists, Playwrights Center, Writers Guild American.

Background

Olive, John was born on December 12, 1949 in Fukuoka, Japan. Son of John Thomas and Elizabeth (Brinkman) Olive.

Education

Bachelor, University of Minnesota, 1974.

Career

Literature associate Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, 1975-1978. Playwright-in-residence Actors Theatre of St. Paul, 1978-1980. Artistic associate Wisdom Bridge Theatre, Chicago, 1983.

Self-employed playwright, screenwriter. Member playwrights program Embassy television, 1985.

Membership

Member Dramatists Guild, New Dramatists, Playwrights Center, Writers Guild American.

Connections

father:
John Thomas Olive

mother:
Elizabeth (Brinkman) Olive