John Cariani (Playwright, Almost, Maine). Almost, Maine,
John's first play, premiered at Portland (Maine) Stage Company in 2004,
where it sold out its run and garnered critical acclaim: the production
was named one of the ten best of the 2004/2005 regional theater season
by The Wall Street Journal and the new American National Theatre. After
a successful off-Broadway run in the winter of 2005/2006, the play was
selected for inclusion in Smith and Kraus's New Playwrights: Best Plays
As an actor, John is an Outer Critics Circle Award
recipient and a Tony Award nominee for his work as Motel the Tailor in
the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Most people know him as Beck, the very eager forensics technician on Law & Order.
Originally from Presque Isle, Maine, John is a graduate of Amherst College and lives in New York City.