John Lacey

Composer Librettist Playwright Lyricist Dramatist

John Rivera Lacey is the Principal at Intellectual Property Entertainment Productions, which develops original stories by diverse artists for the theatrical stage, film industry and new media. He has graduate and undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Management from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, in addition to being a certified Project Management Professional and Executive Director with 30+ years experience in Marketing for AT&T/ Warner Media (retired.)  He studied Dramatic Art with Agustin Alezzo in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Lee Strasberg at The Actors Studio and Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Hollywood, CA. He was head writer for Univision/Televisa's hit sitcom "El Extraterrestre" in Mexico City (D.F.) He wrote, directed & produced "The Debt" at Sociedad Hebraica LatinoAmericana and “Executive Encounter” at Casa de España, a cultural organization supported by the Consulate of Spain, where he was Artistic Director of Teatro Lope de Vega. He wrote book, music & lyrics for "Humor en la Nieve” and also produced “Transformacion Magica” at De la Cova Theatre in Buenos Aires. John was Entertainment Editor and film/theater critic for GRAFICA Magazine, studying screenplay writing for TV/ Film at UCLA, PCC and LACC, UC Berkeley Performance Leadership and Greensboro Center for Creative Leadership at University of North Carolina. He has been Casa de España Cultural Director/Board of Directors member and Theatre West, where he wrote, directed and produced “The Tango Singer".  John has been a member of the Dramatists Guild (DG), Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC), The Actors Studio Playwrights/ Directors Unit (P/DU) and has been Vice-Chairman of the Board, First Vice-President and Chairman of the Membership Committee of the Theatrical Producers League- Los Angeles (TPL-LA). Most recently, John directed & produced “Showdown at the Temple of Meat” for Greenway Court Theatre in West L.A.: at the Temple of Meat

He co-wrote ‘The Box: Los Angeles’’ for Sacred Fools Theatre Company at The Broadwater Stage and has also produced his own original play, "Gardel's Tango" (the rise of Carlos Gardel as a tango singer from the barrios of Buenos Aires to triumphant concerts in Paris and Hollywood films)  at Theatre Planners' The Zephyr Theatre: developed at The Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit, Ensemble Studio Theatre/ L.A., Atwater Village Theatre, InterACT Theatre Company, The Pico Playhouse and Samuel French Hollywood Bookshop and recently edited by Amazon Publishing: