Steve Franco, creator of In-laws, Outlaws & Other People (That Should Be Shot) (published by Samuel French), is an award winning Educator, Director, Designer, and Playwright who currently resides in Salem, Virginia. Mr. Franco was a founding member of the Roanoke County School for the Performing Arts and continues to teach some of Virginia's brightest and best student actors. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Golden Apple Award and was selected as an award winner as the Outstanding High School Educator. While the majority of his work focuses on preparing others for the spotlight, Mr. Franco does appear onstage regularly in the one-man-show; Live Tonight: Mark Twain! Mr. Franco has written 12 plays to date and has directed well over 100 productions in his 20+ years as a Theatre professional. In addition, Mr. Franco has also served as Technical Director for countless plays, operas, ballets & concerts. He is deeply committed to producing works that are well written,insightful, and humorous; while being tasteful enough that they are appropriate for audiences of all ages. Mr. Franco enjoys meeting the casts & crews of organizations that produce his work and enjoys attending productions whenever possible.He is also available as a guest speaker as well as for teaching sessions, group discussions, and design insight for Directors and Actors associated with his shows. Please feel free to contact him via www.samuelfrench.com OR via his face book page.