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JOHN POLLONO

John Pollono is an actor, playwright and screenwriter from New Hampshire who currently lives in Los Angeles. He won the LA Ovation and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) Awards for Best Play for the 2011 LA production of Small Engine Repair, for which he also received the LADCC Award for Best Writing. That play had a smash hit run at MCC in NYC in 2013. His play Lost Girls also opened at MCC for an extended, critically-acclaimed run in fall 2015. His play Rules of Seconds was the first Temblor production in 2017 and enjoyed a critically-acclaimed run in Los Angeles, followed by successful runs in other cities. As an actor, John has appeared in This Is Us, Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Masters of Sex and Mob City among many others. He is a founding member of Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles and has produced the hit underground storytelling series "Rant and Rave" there to sold out crowds for the last seven years. His screenplay Stronger based on the story of Jeff Bauman, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, was number 2 on the Blacklist in 2016 and released in 2017 with a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. He is currently developing many film and television projects, including several adaptations of his plays.

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