As a playwright, screenwriter and reporter, Aurin Squire has been published and produced around the country. Born and raised in Opa Locka, Florida, he graduated from Northwestern in 2001 with a radio/TV/film degree and a minor in writing. During and immediately after college Squire wrote for various prize-winning publications, including the Miami Herald and Chicago Tribune. He received a grANT from the AFL-CIO and AFSCME Union for his play on AIDS in the Black community, Crash. In Miami, he directed two documentaries on the efforts to rebuild the inner-city school system. While working on his play Boxing the Sun he was awarded the Change Inc. GrANT for Emerging Artists and his play Defacing Michael Jackson won Samuel French's annual One-Act Play Competition. Upon completing his playwriting MFA at the Actors Studio, Squire continues to be produced as a playwright while working as a script doctor for screenplays and freelance reporter. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.