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Playwright Rich Orloff Discusses 'It's a Beautiful Wound'


We’re joined today by New York-based playwright Rich Orloff to talk about his one-man show called “It’s a Beautiful Wound” which explores what he describes as his adventures in underground therapy using MDMA and psilocybin mushrooms to help him heal from deep psychological wounds. He’ll be performing it next week in the Foulds Theater at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.

Rich's website bio says he’s one of the most popular unknown playwrights in the country, and that his plays have received over two thousand productions. His full-length plays have had over 300 productions and have been presented in cities all across the country, and countries all around the world.

He’s author of more than a dozen one-acts and 80 short plays...his short works have had over 1800 productions on six of the seven continents.


Before becoming a playwright, Rich wrote for newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, industrial films and educational videos. He was born and raised in Chicago, and is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio.


We also chat with Bill Taylor, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts, about the upcoming Fringe Fort Myers Festival it's producing in partnership with Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, and Florida Rep Education.