IMG_4988Ian is best known as co-founder and former 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. 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 Harper’s, The Nation, The Washington Post, BUST, and Brightest Young Things. His two films, Trapped by the Mormons (screened nationally in 2005), and Snuff.mov, can be viewed online for free. In 2013, he produced Puppet Stand-Up at Warehouse Theater. He is the founder and artistic director of The Klunch, a new DC theater collective, which staged it’s first production in 2015. This past October, 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. His latest play, Laura Bush Killed a Guy, will premiere at Caos on F, in May. Ian lives in Brooklyn, with his husband, Alex, and their dog, Gus.