Aurin Squire

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.