Tuesday, October 11, 2016

On the Verge: Meet the Playwright

Eric Ellis Overmyer was born in Boulder, Colorado. He spent most of his youth in Seattle and eventually earned a B. A. in Theatre in 1973 at Reed College in Portland. Aside from On the Verge, his plays include The Heliotrope Bouquet, In a Pig’s Valise, Don Quixote de la Jolla, Native Speech, Mi Vida Loca, and In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe. Mr Overmyer writes extensively for television, including for St. Elsewhere, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Wire and Law & Order, and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards. He received an Edgar Award for the television feature Rear Window. Overmyer was also a co-creator of the HBO series Treme, about musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans. More recently he’s written for and executive produced Boardwalk Empire, executive produced The Affair, and written and produced Amazon’s new series Bosch, based on the popular novels by Michael Connelly.  

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