about the writer
John Pastore, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. While in college, he took on the daunting task of writing a sequel to Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, which was quickly published in the school’s best literary magazine. At just 24 years old, He began teaching English on a college level at two different CUNY schools. In 2005, he had his first full-length production titled Death Party, a tragicomedy about the angst of a twenty five year-old who objects to the antics at his father’s funeral, which to him seems more like a prom than an outlet for grief. His short comedy, The Calendar, was produced in 2007 about a UPS delivery gone wrong. In the Fall/Winter of 2010, he acted as dramaturg in a production of The Weeping Game, a classic Serbian comedy directed by Sanja Bestic. He then wrote the highly successful dark comedy Sidetracked in Fall 2011, also directed by Sanja Bestic, which debuted to a sold out crowd at the Abingdon Theatre. He is currently writing two new plays which he plans to have produced later this year and into 2013.