J. Michael DeAngelis is a writer, actor, and director. His short play, Drop (co-written with Pete Barry), was a winner of the 34th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. He has written or co-written the plays Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives, X/Y, Signs from God, Deep Fried Everything and the anthology eveningm Accidents Happen, which features his shorts Reunion Special and Accidents Happen. He starred in and co-wrote the short film Tails Between Their Legs, which was a winner of the National Film Challenge. He shared the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Production of an Original Play for Accidents Happen, now in print from Samuel French. He is the Managing Director of the Porch Room, where he has written and performed in X/Y, Signs from God, An Evening on the Porch, Accidents Happen and the short film Early Morning in the Tenement. A proud graduate of Muhlenberg College, he is an active performer-director with The Underground Shakespeare Company in Philadelphia. Mr. DeAngelis is a member of the Dramatists Guild.