Jeffrey Couchman collaborated with Scott Alan Evans on the comedy THREE WISE GUYS, based on a pair of stories by Damon Runyon, which was produced Off-Broadway by TACT/The Actors Company Theatre. He has written the book and lyrics for the sung-through musicals BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (music by Eric Allaman) and BLOOD AND FIRE (music by Lisa Heffter). POTEMKIN has been staged Off-Broadway at the York Theatre, at the Algonquin Arts Theatre in New Jersey, the Hartt School in Hartford, as part of a Festival of New Works in Nashville, and at Gallissas Theaterverlag in Berlin (German translation), among other venues. BLOOD AND FIRE has been performed at the York Theatre, the Theater Resources Unlimited New Musicals Reading Series in New York City, and the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival in Auburn, New York. He translated the book and lyrics of a new German musical, ZEPPELIN (music by Ralph Siegel), into English. Couchman has worked in Hollywood, collaborating with Russell Louis Dvonch on screenplays for various studios. His fiction has been published in many literary journals, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, American Cinematographer, and other magazines and essay anthologies. He is the author of the well-received book The Night of the Hunter: A Biography of a Film (selected by the Financial Times of London as one of its Best Books of the Year) and editor of an annotated edition of two film scripts by James Agee, The African Queen and The Night of the Hunter: First and Final Screenplays, part of The Works of James Agee, a series published by University of Tennessee Press. He has taught Textual Analysis at HB Studio and currently teaches Screenwriting at the College of Staten Island.