Ian is the founder and artistic director of The Klunch, a DC theater collective, which staged it’s first production, Elaine May’s George is Dead, in 2015. He was co-founder and Artistic Director of DC’s landmark fringe theater, Cherry Red Productions, which ended a 16-year run in 2012 with an elaborately staged version of the dirtiest joke ever written, The Aristocrats. His play writing credits with the company include The Queens Chef, Tiger Mouth, Natural Duck, Savage Pieta, Angel Shit (directed), Talk Show, Baked Baby, Thumbsucker (directed), “Kenneth, What Is the Frequency?” (written and directed with Monique LaForce). His one-act Twelve Days of Christmas won the Source’s 2003 Literary Prize, and his short Why Women Lie, and full-length 09/11/XX, were read at the Kennedy Center’s Prelude Festival, in 2003 and 2004. In 2010, Angel Shit was produced at the Gene Frankel Underground in NYC, and, Lovesick Susan and Li’l Care Bear ‘Crash’ (co-written and directed with Emily Rems) were staged at Richard Foreman’s Ontological-Hysterical Theatre in the East Village. Ian’s work has also been included in the One-Minute Play Festival in DC and NYC. His directing credits include the DC cult hits Poona the Fuckdog and Other Plays for Children and Cannibal Cheerleaders on Crack. His journalistic writing has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, The Nation, The Washington Post, BUST, Brightest Young Things, and NPR’s hit podcast, “The United States of Anxiety.” His first film, Trapped by the Mormons, was screened nationally in 2005, including a week as the centerpiece of a “Mormonsploitation” series at NYC’s Pioneer Theater, and was touted, just last year, as a cult classic by the New Yorker. His second film Snuff.mov, a horrifying take on snuff-porn, was screened at DC’s Warehouse Theater in 2008. In 2013, he produced Puppet Stand-Up, an evening of puppets doing stand-up comedy. His play, Laura Bush Killed a Guy, premiered at The Klunch June 2017 to rave reviews and a Helen Hayes Award Nomination for star Lisa Hodoll, and was remounted to similar results at The Flea Theater in NYC in June 2018. In the fall of 2016, Ian was awarded a 30-day residency at Blue Mountain Center, to work on his three-play cycle How to Win a Race War, a satire of white supremacist literature. It will premiere at The Klunch this fall.