Nick Salamone was born and raised in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia, where he attended Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. He graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Tufts University in Massachusetts with degrees in Drama and in American Literature. In New York City, he studied at HB Studios and worked as an actor performing in over 40 Off-Broadway plays, including the New York premieres of NIGHTSHIFT, A R Gurney’s THE OPENING MEETING, THE BRANNOCK DEVICE, and LORCA — A SHADOW OF CYPRESS and revivals of WE BOMBED IN NEW HAVEN, THE SEAGULL, DESIGN FOR LIVING, and KENNEDY’S CHILDREN. He has also done bit part in soaps and moves. Nick is the author of six produced plays. His first play, ANOTHER HOUSE ON MERCY STREET, won an LA Weekly Theater Critics Award when it was first produced in Los Angeles. MERCY STREET was made into an independent feature film, winning two major awards at the Atlantic City Film Festival. His next play, ALL SOULS’ DAY, received a tenth anniversary revival at LA’s Playwrights Arena. His plays RIFFS & CREDOS and WHALEWATCHERS have been produced both in the United States and abroad. Those two play, when produced with ALL SOULS’ DAY, become the ALL SOULS’ TRILOGY. ALL SOULS’ TRILOGY received a Maddy Award for excellence in playwriting during 2000 and was described in the “Best of 2000” issue of After Dark Magazine as “a triumph and a masterpiece.” RIFFS & CREDOS, Nick’s ninety-minute chronicle of the deathbed fantasies of a Catholic priest dying of AIDS, has been described in Night Life magazine “as one of the finest plays of the last 25 years.” His two-character play, RED HAT & TALES, played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and received a Backstage West Garland Nomination. Nick’s musical play MOSCOW, with music by Maury R McIntyre, has been performed around the United States and at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in Scotland. Nick is also a published poet.