John Perovich

Playwright Lyricist

John Perovich is a playwright, dramaturg, educator, and theatre maker in Phoenix, AZ. John previously served as the Dramatists Guild Ambassador for Arizona in the Southwest Region. He is the founding Artistic Director of Now & Then Creative Company, who's mission focuses on the "now"—new play development and productions of new works, while also celebrating the "then"—classics for the stage. He is also the Director of New Work Development at Brelby Theatre Company in Glendale, AZ. John's plays have been performed at multiple theaters including B3 Theater, Brelby Theatre Company, Laughing Pig Theatre, Space 55, Arizona State University, Cumberland County Community College, Safe Mode Productions, Little Fish Theatre Collaborative, and New York University. Additionally, Perovich’s work has been selected and presented at the Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Festival of New American Theatre at The Phoenix Theatre Company, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and Mid-America Theatre Conference.

Perovich earned his B.A. in Communications: Radio/TV/Film from Rowan University, M.A. in Educational Theatre from New York University, and his M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Arizona State University. He is a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and is also a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.


Artistic Director, Now & Then Creative Company, Phoenix, AZ
Director of New Work Development, Brelby Theatre Company, Glendale, AZ

All of John's work and samples are available on the New Play Exchange.
Contact John directly by clicking here.

Upcoming 2021-2022 Productions TBD
The Broken Age, Space 55, Phoenix, AZ
Bards & Beasts, Brelby Theatre Company, Glendale, AZ
Slavic Fairy Tales (working title), B3 Theatre, Scottsdale, AZ

June 2021
The Great Explorer selected for presentation at Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, AK

September 2019
Spy Love You wins ariZoni Theatre Award for Best Original Script

June 2019
Mother | Father selected for presentation at Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, AK

May 2019
Premiere of Be My Little Baby, Space 55, Phoenix, AZ
Directed the premiere of Wolves of Sherwood by Chelsea Frandsen, Brelby Theatre Company, Glendale, AZ

October 2018
Premiere of Powerhouse: The Tesla Musical, Book & Lyrics by Brian Maticic & John Perovich, Music by CJ O'Hara, Brelby Theatre Company, Glendale, AZ