Currently a Sarasota-based, full-time playwright, Julian Olf previously directed and taught playwriting and screenwriting at UMass-Amherst, where he also served as Theater Department Chair. His plays have been seen in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Baton Rouge, Sarasota and Vancouver. His comedy, 1-900-SEX-DATE, won the Nantucket Short Play Award and was published by Nantucket in their WINNING PLAYS anthology. His one-character play, (PEOPLE ALMOST ALWAYS SMELL GOOD IN THE ART MUSEUM), was published by the Massachusetts Review. His JUDITH won a 2012 Julie Harris Playwright Prize. And his TWINS opened the 10th Anniversary Season of the Boston Actor’s Theater. His short SKUNKY had a three-week festival run at the Stella Adler Theatre in L.A. and was produced at the Abingdon Theatre, NYC. In the area of film, Olf’s screenplay, ANTHONY, inspired by Shakespeare’s HAMLET, won a Gold Award at WorldFest International Film Festival, Houston, and received an industry reading by The Drama Garage of Hollywood.