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Russell McGee grew up in Spencer, Indiana. In 2001, he received his Bachelors in Theatre with a creative writing minor from Indiana State University. He is a Meisner trained actor and he has been directing for seventeen years. In 2002, his full-length play, “Ankhenaten & Nefertiti”, earned him a scholarship to attend the W. B. Yeats International Summer School. In 2005, he founded Monroe County Civic Theater's Dinner Theater Series. In 2007, he was awarded the Basile Playwriting Fellowship through the Indiana Theatre Association for his ten minute play The Clockwork Man and his play “Silent Cinema” won the Artsweek Playwriting Competition. Also in 2007, he co-found the Laura Shiner Studio Series playwriting workshop and annual BloomingPlays Festival at the Bloomington Playwrights Project. In 2008, he founded Starrynight Productions and was the Literary Manager of the Bloomington Playwrights Project. He is currently in post production for his feature length film “The Babbling Banshee.” He is also a member-at-large on the board of the Monroe County Civic Theater and the Artistic Director of Starrynight Productions.
Russell is currently in post production for a film adaptation of The Babbling Banshee, which began filming on Jan. 31, 2009.