Richard J. Allen is a two-time Emmy-Award winning writer who also serves as Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. His plays have been seen on local stages over the past three decades, beginning with a staged reading of Seducing Sally at Stage West in 1995. His most recent work, The Seduction and Deception of Mozart was produced at the University of Texas, Arlington’s Mainstage Theatre in 2012. Among Allen’s other plays that have been produced or presented as staged readings are Professor Allen Writes a Book about Popular Culture (Scott Theatre, 2010); Return to Planet Zoloft (Fort Worth Country Day School, 20007); and The Man Who Killed Rock Monennoff (Theatre-in-the-Square, Marietta, Georgia, 1989). Parashah Plays – Allen’s collection of short comic plays based on the Bible – are published by Behrman House (2000) and performed at synagogues and schools across America. Richard’s television credits include Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and As the World Turns. He is blissfully married to Cantor Sheri Allen and has three spectacular children: Jeremy, Emily and Rebekah.