Ed Napier

Ed hails from Kenova, West Virginia. His first play, Junior Prom was directed by his teacher, Herbert Berghof, at the HB Playwrights Foundation. Off-Broadway, his work has been seen at the WPA and MCC. Many other New York productions have occurred in theatres like West Bank Cafe, EST, PS 122, Alice’s Fourth Floor, Nada, the Salon, the Amateur Comedy Club, and the Workhouse Theatre where he was playwright-in-residence. His work has been published by Dramatists Play Service and Smith and Kraus. He was a Columbia University Senior Writing Fellow, a Julliard Playwright Fellow, and a Playwright Fellow at the Lark, recipient of the Berilla Kerr Award. He has taught playwrighting at Columbia University’s High School Program, James Madison University, NYU and HB Studio. Artistic affiliations include the Playwrights’ Coalition at MCC and the Playwright’s and Director’s Lab at the Actor’s Studio. Ed serves on the Artists Advisory Council at the H B Playwrights Foundation. For the past two years, Ed was on the writing staff of the television show,Criminal Minds. He is a graduate of Columbia University.