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John Olive

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John Olive is a widely produced playwright, a screenwriter and a novelist. Plays include Standing On My Knees, The Summer Moon (winner of a Kennedy Center Award For New Plays), the often-produced The Voice Of The Prairie, Killers, Tell Me A Story In the Dark, and many others. Since 2000, John has enjoyed a happy and productive relationship with Seattle Childrens Theatre, having written adaptations of Sideways Stories From Wayside School, Johnny Tremain, Our Only May Amelia, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and, Jason And The Golden Fleece and, most recently, his mystery Pharaoh Serket And The Lost Stone Of Fire. Most recently, John has adapted Charles Kingsley's classic The Water Babies for the stage and has written an adventure for First Stage Milwaukee, The Magic Bicycle. John lives in Minneapolis with his wife Mary and their son Michael.More information about John can be found at

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