John Cariani

John Cariani (Playwright, Almost, Maine). Almost, Maine, John's first play, premiered at Portland (Maine) Stage Company in 2004, where it sold out its run and garnered critical acclaim: the production was named one of the ten best of the 2004/2005 regional theater season by The Wall Street Journal and the new American National Theatre. After a successful off-Broadway run in the winter of 2005/2006, the play was selected for inclusion in Smith and Kraus's New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2006. 

As an actor, John is an Outer Critics Circle Award recipient and a Tony Award nominee for his work as Motel the Tailor in the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Most people know him as Beck, the very eager forensics technician on Law & Order

Originally from Presque Isle, Maine, John is a graduate of Amherst College and lives in New York City.

February, 2008