Aurin Squire - Screenwriter
Aurin Squire is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, playwright and
screenwriter. His plays have been commissioned and produced 35 times in
the last four years in Miami, Chicago, Boston and New York. Born and
raised in Opa Locka, Florida, Squire went to Northwestern and majored in
radio/TV/film with a minor in creative writing for the stage and screen.
He worked his way through college as a radio reporter and print
journalist and editor for over a dozen publications, including the Miami
Herald and Chicago Tribune. After graduating in 2001, the AFSCME/AFL-CIO
commissioned Squire to write" Crash," a play on the AIDS epidemic in the
black community. He has received grants from the Youth Theatre project
and a Change Inc. for emerging artists. In Los Angeles he worked in the
literary departments for Village Roadshow/ Warner Brothers, Phoenix
Pictures and Lesesne Media Group, where he served as script consultant.
Through ART/NY (Alliance of Resident Theatre) he founded Emerging Black
Playwrights, an organization to develop the voices of young Black
writers. Squire just recently graduated from the Actors Studio Drama
School with his MFA in playwriting.