TROY DEUTSCH is a writer, director, and actor from rural Minnesota living in New York City. Last fall he studied with Nicky Silver as part of The Vineyard Theatre’s Fall Playwriting Workshop. Troy’s three-act family drama THE ROSE GARDEN, a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwriting Conference, received a week-long developmental workshop in 2014 at American Theater Company in Chicago. His play BULL SHARK ATTACK was workshopped in 2014 at Salt Lake Acting Company and was presented as part of their New Play Sounding Series. Troy’s play IN A TILTED PLACE premiered at IRT Theater in August 2015. His play LAKE WATER, a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwriting Conference, was developed at The New Group through the New Group/New Works Reading Series. LAKE WATER received its world premiere at IRT Theater directed by Daniel Talbott. Troy’s play PUSSYCAT was produced by the University of Utah, directed by Sandra Shotwell, and was a regional finalist with Kennedy Center ACTF. Troy recently wrote the text for FEAST, a multi-disciplinary collaboration between Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory and NOW-ID, which was performed at The Great Saltair. Troy will again work with Flying Bobcat on a children’s show he wrote, an adaptation of the book, CLIMBING WITH TIGERS. Salt Lake Acting Company will produce CLIMBING WITH TIGERS in March as part of their 2015-2016 season. As an actor: RABBIT HOLE (Broadway u/s, Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional: RABBIT HOLE (The Huntington Theatre Company, The Cleveland Playhouse); LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, A FLEA IN HER EAR (Chautauqua Theater Company). Training: BFA from the University of Utah Actor Training Program.