Forrest Leo

Freelance Book Writer & Creative Writer

Location:South Orange, New Jersey, United States
2 Skills
Forrest Leo

References available upon request.

In Brief

I am a novelist/playwright looking to make ends meet. I have worked in an office/secretarial capacity in the past, and wish to continue doing so. I am self-motivated, self-sufficient, and autodidactic — products of a childhood on an Alaskan homestead. I am also extremely personable and have excellent interpersonal skills — products of a sink-or-swim move from wilderness to NYC, and of training as an actor.


New York University/Tisch School of the Arts. BFA Drama/Adler. (With honors.)

Professional Experience

Associate Technical Director — Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NYC — Jan. 2011-June 2013
Duties included the construction of theatre sets, hiring and overseeing of extra labor, coordination of class schedules vs. build schedules, liaising between studio administration and the production department, and working with students.

Writing/Reading SAT Prep Instructor — Test Takers Inc., NJ/NYC — Feb. 2009-May 2010

Booking Agent/Customer Service Rep — Talkeetna Air Taxi, AK — Seasonal Position 2006-2009
Duties included taking reservations, sending confirmation emails, collecting payment, managing the front desk, and resolution of complaints.

Selected Literary Works

I Sold My Wife To The Devil (2013) (novel)

If I Were You (2013) (play) (co-written with Abigail Sparrow)
Commissioned for an Aug. ’13 workshop production by the Stella Adler Studio of Acting’s Harold Clurman
Playwrights Division.

How Sam Black Stole the Sunset (2013) (screenplay) (co-written with Abigail Sparrow)
In revisions for Burn Later Productions.

Narcissus and Goldmund (2012) (play) (co-written with Abigail Sparrow)
Book for a musical. In revisions.

Friend of the Devil (2012) (play) (with rewrites and revisions by Abigail Sparrow)
2013 O’Neill Conference Semifinalist. Aug. ’12 workshop production at the Stella Adler Studio. May ’12 reading
with Pipeline Theatre Co.


—Resident playwright at the Attic Theatre Company.
—Skills: Technical theatre, Microsoft Office, dog mushing, adventure-seeking.
Skills (2) Rating
Book Writing
Creative Writing