George Sapio is an award-winning playwright, director, producer, and dramaturg. His most recent play is The Final Word, a first amendment thriller, other works include The Viking Suicides; Fault Lines, Oatmeal and a Cigarette, (awarded the Critics’ Pick at the 2008 Cincinnati Fringe Festival), Ghosts, which won the 2001 Mildred and Albert Panowski Award; and Headstrong, a comedy about Middle English, impotence and dismemberment.
He is the founder and artistic director of the annual Ithaca Fringe Festival (est. 2014); founder of Wolf’s Mouth Theatre Company and Bad Dog! Productions. He also produces and hosts Onstage/Offstage, a podcast now entering its fifth year of production featuring interviews with theatre professionals of all walks and live readings of hot-off-the-printer plays.
He received his M.F.A. in creative writing/playwriting from Goddard College and B.A. in Secondary Education/Social Studies from the State University of New York at Cortland. He is also a photojournalist. His book Collateral Damage features his pictures from two trips to Iraq in 2003.