Joshua Scher is a recent transplant from NYC to the hills of Hollywood, CA where he is continuing his transition from writing for the stage to writing for the screen and page. His debut novel, HERE & THERE, recently launched with 47North.
The cinematic adaptation of his play THE FOOTAGE was developed with Pressman Film and is currently being packaged. In 2006, a fruitful collaboration with Joe Frazier and his manager, Leslie Wolff, brought forth the treatment BEHIND THE SMOKE, the Joe Frazier biopic with Penny Marshall attached for Parkway Productions. In the TV world, Scher’s one-hour action drama, JIGSAW, was developed with Danny Glover and his company, Louverture Films.
His musical TRIANGLE played at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, was part of TheatreWorks New Works Festival (Silicon Valley), and debuted in NYC as part of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals. THE FOOTAGE, had its Australian premiere at the Stooged Theater after enjoying its World Premiere at The Flea Theater. His work MARVEL was included in Roundabout Theater’s New Voices Program, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Scher has also worked with the Huntington Theater, Portland Stage, the O’Neill Theater Festival (with Robert Longbottom – director of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL), and the Williamstown Theater Festival. His first play, VELVET ROPES, was published while he was still a student at Yale School of Drama. A collection of his monologues was published by Smith and Krauss in their 2006 Audition Arsenal series and his play FLUSHED was published by Baker’s Plays. He holds a BA with Honors in Creative Writing from Brown University and an MFA in playwriting from Yale University.