“The well of true wit is truth itself.”
– George Meredith
Kuros Charney has written and directed plays produced at well-known venues such as the Stella Adler Theatre and the Coronet Theatre. His play Shame and Desire was recommended by the LA Weekly for its “delicious script, chock-full of snappy one-liners and Byzantine plot threads that keep the audience guessing right up to the surprise ending.” He has been named an Edward Albee playwriting fellow and a playwright-in-residence at the William Inge Center for the Arts. As a playwright, he favors provocative dramas with politically and socially relevant themes.
As an actor, he has performed on the New York stage at Theatre Row, Urban Stages, and 13th Street Repertory. Most recently, he appeared in Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at San San Francisco Playhouse.
In addition to his stage work, he has done extensive work in film. His screenplays have been developed with producers such as LeVar Burton (Eagle Nation Films) and Lori Miller (The Vault Films), and he has produced and edited films featured at the Sundance and Slamdance festivals. He was also the original writer of New York magazine’s “Trailers” column, which reports on feature films in development.
He holds a B.A. from UC San Diego and an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California, and he teaches at Gotham Writers, St. John’s University, and William Paterson University.
He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Actors’ Equity, and he lives in New York City.