J. Merrill Motz

 
 

graduated june 2011

MA - Playwriting, Ohio University

 

graduated may 2005

BFA - Acting/Directing, Central Michigan University

 

Playwriting Resume click here

Acting Resume click here

Motz (rhymes w/ boats) received a Master's degree from Ohio University's Professional Playwriting Program and a BFA in Acting from Central Michigan University. His plays have appeared through the Minnesota Fringe, Q.E.D. Astoria, Freshwater Theatre, Northland Words, UW Fon Du Lac, KCACTF, Swandive Theatre's Veggie Stock, and the Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights' Festival. He was shortlisted in 2012 for The Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot US/UK Playwright Exchange. Paper Soul is looking to tour in 2018! He has a niece named Elleonor and two nephews named Xavier and Gregory...but none of them are allowed to see his shows. By day Motz can be found at Grant Thornton LLP in downtown Minneapolis, by night he's probably a private eye...or just drinking like one.