John Kuntz is a founding company member of the Actors Shakespeare Project,
where he played Bertram/The Clown in All's Well That Ends Well, Sebastian in Twelfth Night, Lucio/Froth in Measure for Measure,
and the title role in Richard III. Other recent credits include 20 roles in How I Got That Story with the Nora Theatre Company,
Austin in True West and the title role in Scapin with the New Repertory Theatre, 40 roles in Fully Committed with the Lyric Stage,
and Guildenstern/Osric in Commonwealth Shakespeare’s production of Hamlet.
John is the writer/performer of four acclaimed solo shows: Freaks! (Elliot Norton Award – Best Fringe Production), Glitterati, Actorz…with a "Z",
and Starfuckers (Elliot Norton Award – "Outstanding Solo Performance" and New York International Fringe Festival Award for "Best Solo Show").
As a playwright, John has received commissions from Boston Theatre Works, The Boston Museum of Science, SpeakEasy Stage Company and was an inaugural
Playwrighting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company. His plays include Miss Price, Jump Rope, Spiked Eggnog (co-author), Sing Me To Sleep
(Elliot Norton Award – Best Fringe Production), Emerald City, After School Special, My Life with the Kringle Kult, and Jasper Lake
(Winner of both the Michael Kanin and Paula Vogel National Playwrighting Awards, with productions at the Kennedy Center and the New York Fringe).
Jasper Lake was also recently published by Samuel French. John can be seen in the independent films Anathema
(Best Actor Award – Festival Du Cinema du Bruxelles) and The Red Right Hand.
He teaches Solo Performance in the BFA program at Emerson College and Acting at the Boston Conservatory.
He will play Katurian in the New England premiere of The Pillowman this fall at the New Rep, as well as Tamora in ASP’s production of
Titus Andronicus in the spring.