Larry Dean Harris
Larry Dean Harris is a founding member of P6. His first play, Inverted Pyramid, a winner in the Midwest Playwrights Festival, was produced in 1998 by the Performance Network and named Best Original Play and Best Drama of the Year by the Ann Arbor News. His second play, Bible Stories, was co-produced by Playwrights 6 and Celebration Theatre in 1999 and received three nominations in the LA Weekly Theatre Awards, including Best Playwriting.
His third play, Like an Old Song, was produced by P6 in 2000 and was named “Best Gay-Themed Play of the Year” by Backstage West. In 2006, his first musical, a collaboration with jazz singer/songwriter Mark Winkler titled Play It Cool, enjoyed an 8-week, sold-out run at Celebration Theatre and was awarded Critics Pick by the LA Times, LA Weekly and Backstage West, along with 3 LA Ovation Award nominations. Play It Cool made its New York debut in 2008 at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Larry’s first sitcom, “The Mamas & The Papas,” was shot as a pilot by CITC Productions. As an essayist and monologuist, Harris has been published in magazines and online at freshyarn.com. He has performed at the Comedy Central Stage and is working on a full-length solo piece: Witness to the Bizarre!