Trip Venturella is an MFA candidate in Playwriting at Ohio University. As the director of Development and Outreach for Apollinaire Theatre Company in Chelsea, MA, he oversaw the fundraising and construction of the Riseman Family Theater and BlackBox Theater at the Chelsea Theater Works. He has worked as an actor, director, dramaturg, and playwright in Maine, India, Sri Lanka, Boston, and Ohio. His full-length plays include Killer Maples: The Musical! with composer Andres Ramos; Questions of Intimacy, about burlesque theater in 1920's Boston; and Cloud City, about fracking and fairy tales in western Montana.