Dr. John Newman is a theatre professor at Utah Valley University and director of the Noorda Regional Theatre Center for Children and Youth. He taught and directed at Highland High School for eighteen years and was artistic director of the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts. He earned his M.A. from the University of Texas and his Ph.D. from New York University. He is co-author of Tell Your Story: The Plays and Playwriting of Sandra Fenichel Asher. Dr. Newman chairs the Playwrights In Our Schools project and serves on the AATE board as Development Director for Grants.