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John Powers, writer-director, creates projects that draw from turbulent events in our society and yet are grounded in personal and familial relationships. He grew up in Los Angeles and studied Drama at USC. He has shaken hands with Cesar Chavez and Daniel Ellsberg, and he has kissed Anais Nin. He is married to DeBorah Green.

John is an avid reader, albeit, his choices are predominantly non-fiction. The most influential book that he read in his youth is The Autobiography of Malcolm X. As an adult, he read the entire 7,000-page Pentagon Papers for the production of a stage adaptation of that work; and from that experience, he considers it to be the most important document in the American language.

John began his career writing stories and screenplays for independent filmmaking. At the time, he wrote in several genres: youth comedy, action, and sci-fi. He earned a reputation as a reliable partner for director-producers seeking to develop projects. Street Asylum, featuring Wings Hauser and G. Gordon Liddy, was one of these projects that made it to screen in 1990.

His writing career stalled when several succeeding projects failed to complete financing. He returned to the performing arts to sustain him and his family. For 15 years, he served as a consultant to a southern California cultural arts center where he produced festivals, concerts, dance recitals, and a theater series.

John returned to filmmaking with the tremendous disruption occurring in the industry for both production and distribution. He has begun by producing and directing short films in the horror and thriller genres. John also re-invented himself as a teacher by adapting many of his stage works for use in the classroom by adult students. Currently, he leads courses at UC Riverside Extension, UCLA Extension, and CSU Dominguez Hills.

 

John Powers