John P. Mceneny

John P. McEneny is the drama teacher at William Alexander Middle School for the past 16 years in Brooklyn.  He is the artistic director for Piper Theatre Productions which he founded with his lovely sister, Rachel in 2000.  He has written multiple youth plays including Mayla the Monkey Girl (published by Playscripts inc), Grippe of October (published Wasteland Press), Cold April (Best Play Anthology 2008 Strawberry Fest and later a film by Mike Smith Rivera, Aposiopesis (published Smith & Krause’s 2013 Best Ten Minute Plays and 2013 Best Men’s Monologues).  His 2013 adaption of The Island of Doctor Moreau performed at 59E59 East of Edinburgh Festival as well as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it won the Five Stars Bobbie award for best play. His other plays include Midnight Circus, Hydra (with Rachel Rear), Boy in the Iron Mask, Very Bad Girl Scouts, and Puppet Children. For Piper, he has directed Frankenstein, Xanadu, Hamlet, Macbeth, Midsummer, Othello, Twelfth Night, Wall of Badalalo, and the upcoming Mr. Splitfoot about the clairvoyant Fox Sisters and the Spiritualist movement of the late 19thcentury.  He is adjunct faculty at CUNY Creative Arts Team and teaches classes on Process Drama and Devising Theatre with Young People. He earned his MA in Educational Theatre at NYU Steinhardt.