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an occasional view of internal craft and external insanity

Ian W. Hill
16 June 1968
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Born outside Philadelphia. Raised a bit there, in Bloomington, IN and Wilmington, DE, but mainly in Cos Cob, CT. Schooled in Massachusetts and New York City. Resident of New York City and sometimes Portland, ME.

Actor, writer, director, producer, and technician in theatre and film. Managed and lived in the Nada Theatre on Ludlow Street, NYC, from 1996 to 2000. Mainly works at The Brick theatre in Williamsburg, Brooklyn now. Has acted in around 75 independent theatre productions in NYC since 1989, has directed around 50 since 1997, and has designed elements (primarily lights, sound, and/or projections) for many many more.

Founder/Director of the Gemini CollisionWorks arts production company.

Lives with a terrific fiancee (and partner in art and craft), Berit Johnson, and two incredible cats, Hooker and Simone, in Southern Brooklyn (Gravesend), New York City.

Still working on the same novel (Worlgdinprogcess) since April, 1984.

Sometime songwriter and musician. Sometime poet and photographer.

Former Christian. Atheist. Leftist. New Englander. American. Patriot.

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