Sean Abley

Sean Abley is a screenwriter, journalist, dramaturg, and award-winning playwright. He has over thirty plays published by Playscripts, Brooklyn Publishers, Heuer Publishing, Next Stage Press, Stage Partners, Plays to Order and Eldridge Plays and Musicals with titles like “End of the World (With Prom to Follow)”, “The Adventures of Rose Red (Snow White’s Less-Famous Sister)”, “Horror High: The Musical” and “Attack of the Killer B’s”. His play “Popcorn Girl” was the 2nd place winner of the National Partners of the American Theatre Award as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2017, and his play “Absence Makes the Heart…” was a national finalist for the John Cauble Short Play Award at KCACTF the same year. His recent Los Angeles theatrical endeavors include the world premieres of “Dr. Frankincense” and “The Christmas Monster” (Write/Act Repertory), “L.A. Tool & Die: Live!” (Celebration Theatre), “Larva!” (SkyPilot Theatre Company), the L.A. premieres of “Bitches!” (Magnum Players) and “Attack of the Killer B’s” (Factory Theater West, Backstage West Garland Award winner-Best Adaptation). His television writing includes multiple episodes of “So Weird” (Disney Channel), “Sabrina”, “the Animated Series” (Disney/UPN), “Digimon” (Fox Family), as well as several pilots including “Bench Pressly, The World’s Strongest Private Dick” with Ahmet Zappa. His produced screenplays include the B-movies “Socket”, “Witchcraft 15: Blood Rose” and “Witchcraft 16: Hollywood Coven.” He was one on the founders of Chicago’s prolific Factory Theater in 1992 (still going strong as of this writing), and the creator of the “Gay of the Dead” blog on Sean has an MFA in Playwriting from The Playwrights Lab at Hollins University, and is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild.

2018 Red Eye – “Zombie?