John Olive is a widely produced and award-winning playwright, the author of Minnesota Moon, Clara's Play, Standing On My Knees, The Voice of the Prairie, Careless Love, Killers, The Summer Moon, Evelyn and the Polka King, God Fire, Into the Moonlight Valley, and many others. Producing theaters include: the Guthrie Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Steppenwolf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Rep, the Old Globe, ACT/Seattle, and the Royal Theatre Copenhagen. Awards include: McKnight Fellowships, Bush Fellowships, a National Endowment For The Arts fellowship, Kennedy Center Award For New Plays (The Summer Moon). Recently John has focused on plays for young audiences: Sideways Stories From Wayside School, Jason & The Golden Fleece, Water Babies, The Magic Bicycle, Pharaoh Serket And The Lost Stone Of Fire, others. Producing theaters include: Seattle Childrens, First Stage Milwaukee, the Arden, People's Light & Theatre Co., etc. Mr. Olive is also a screenwriter, a novelist, and a popular teacher of creative writing. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Mary and their son Michael.