J.C. SVEC hit the New York theatre scene and The Planet Connections Festival in June'10 with his new collection Small Bites: A Smorgasbord of One-Act Comedies. J.C.'s most recent New York productions include The Concrete Wall at the Strawberry One-Act Festival and a trilogy of absurd one-acts comedies, A Play on Words at The Planet Connections Festivity. Previous New York appearances include the off-Broadway staged reading of his two-act drama, The Ancient Mariner, and productions of The Bedsitter, Portraits, Meetings in a Wooded Area, HAPPY HOLIDAY$ and Information, PLEASE!

In October of 2009, Rebecca and Erin and Valerie and Theresa, two one-acts from the "Portraits" collection, were produced by the Representation Theatre and premiered in Taipai. A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company of Chicago premiered J.C.'s comedy A Bad Idea, the second of Svec's plays produced by the company in as many years. J.C. has also had successes on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. He wrote and directed Grand Slam, a four-piece collection of plays with baseball as it's central theme. Grand Slam joins encounter, War's End and Lilly's Room as plays with successful Jersey presentations.

Additional nationwide presentations include, Post Game Interview by First Stage/LA as part of their Playwright Express Marathon and his drama The Home Front, a finalist in the 4th New Jersey Playwright's Contest. His one-act comedy Fall Guys received a staged reading at The Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV as part of their New Voice Play Festival. Again at First Stage/LA, Peggy and Bill was awarded an Honorable Mention in their 10th Annual Play Contest.

As a producer, director and designer, J.C.'s independent films, short form videos, graphic designs and scripts have been honored with over sixty-five national awards, including twelve prestigious Telly Awards. The scripts for J.C.'s recent short form videos All That We Know and You Couldn't Pay Me Enough were acknowledged with 2008 AVA Gold Awards for writing.  All That We Know was also recognized with a 2008 Honorable Mention Videographer Award for Creativity/Writing. You Couldn't Pay Me Enough received a Bronze REMI at the 2009 Houston Worldfest Video and Film Festival.

J.C.'s one-act play Information, PLEASE! is available through Original Works Publishing of Los Angeles. Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.jcsvec.com.

In addition to his ongoing and past professional and academic credits in producing, writing, directing and design, J.C. Svec has been a member of the New Jersey academic community since 1978 having taught at Rutgers, Kean and William Paterson Universities.

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