PHIL OLSON (Writer and Lyricist) Don't Hug Me is Phil's third national award-winning play. His first two plays, Crappie Talk and A "Nice" Family Gathering, were produced in Los Angeles and Minnesota to critical acclaim. As a script doctor, Phil as re-written three screen plays that were produced. He also sold a screenplay and wrote for a television series that aired in Europe and another that aired on E! television. Phil graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in math, where he played football on the Ivy League Championship Football Team. After trying out for the Chicago Bears, he received an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. When he isn't writing, Phil is a financial advisor.

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