Kuros Charney [KOR-us CHAR-nee] 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.
His film work includes the screenplay Used Books, which was developed with producer LeVar Burton (Eagle Nation Films), and the indie feature Another City, which he wrote, produced, and starred in, and which was released by BayView Entertainment. He has been a finalist in several top screenwriting competitions, including ScreenCraft, Final Draft, Launch Pad, PAGE International, Austin Film Festival, and BlueCat.
In addition to scriptwriting, he has produced and edited films featured at the Sundance and Slamdance festivals, and he was the original writer of New York magazine’s “Trailers” column, which reports on feature films in development.
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 the San Francisco Playhouse.
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 Workshop, 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.
Kuros can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.