FRANK MEGNA (Director) Frank Megna is a New York trained actor, writer and director. He studied at the renowned HB Studios under the tutelage of Uta Hagen, Bill Hickey and Herbert Berghof among others. His first play, Leather Heart was produced off-Broadway which led to writing for such TV shows as Crime Story, Wiseguy and Veronica Claire. In both New York and Los Angeles, he has worked on numerous theater productions in various capacities. He wrote and directed his first feature film, The Seekers, in 2008 along with Diana Ljungaeus. In addition to writing episodic television, film, newspapers stories and a book, he has conducted many acting and writing workshops and seminars. With his partners in Opening Minds Productions he has revived Steve Allen's award winning PBS series Meeting of Minds as live theater updating the original scripts and directing such acting luminaries as Ed Asner, Wendie Malick, Jean Smart, Hal Gould, Gary Cole, Robert Forster, Ray Abruzzo, Joe Mantegna, Stana Katic, Maud Adams, Bill Smitrovitch, Bruce Davison and Dan Lauria. He is currently developing a number of new projects aimed at cultural and educational institutions. Ghost in the House, about the life and times of Jack Johnson the first African-American Heavyweight Champion, is among them. The show starring currently starring Tony Todd will be tested and performed all over the country before going to New York. Most recently he developed and directed the one-woman show Surfing DNA written and performed by Sullivan and Son star Jody Long. A new show, Related Bi Blood, starring Charles Shaughnessy, written and directed by Megna will be give its first public showing at Cedar Crest College in October. He has just completed a screenplay adaptation, along with Dan Lauria, of Dan's play Dinner with the Boys. Frank is also Founder and Artistic Director of the Working Stage Theater which originated in New York and is now located in West Hollywood.

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