bio

Sean Abley, PlaywrightSEAN ABLEY was born and raised in Helena, MT. After a stint in the theater department at the University of Montana, he moved to Chicago where he cofounded the Factory Theater (now in it’s 23rd season). While there, he wrote, directed and appeared in over 20 shows, including Attack Of The Killer B’s (Backstage West Garland Award for the L.A. restaging), Reefer Madness (non-musical version), Bitches, Santa Claus Conquers The Martians: The Musical, Nuclear Family, Corpse Grinders, and P. After moving to Los Angeles, Sean’s playwriting career continued to flourish, with hundreds of productions of his two dozen-plus plays all across the U.S. and around the world including the musicals Welcome to the Afterlife! and Horror High: The Musical; the comedies The Adventures Of Rose Red (Snow White’s Less-Famous Sister), The End Of The World (With Prom To Follow), and Dr. Frankincense And The Christmas Monster; an ever increasing number of plays for high school actors; and the decidedly adult fare L.A. Tool and Die: Live!

A staff writing job on the You Don’t Know Jack cd-rom series opened the doors to scripted television, with multiple episodes of So Weird (Disney Channel), Sabrina – The Animated Series (ABC), Digimon (Fox Kids) and Mega Babies (Fox Kids); pilots for MTV and Voxxy.com; and several animated pilots for Klasky-Csupo including Turbo Snail, Schmutz, and Bench Pressly And Sho-Girl (with Ahmet Zappa, starring Bruce Campbell and Tim Curry). In the “Where exactly does this fit in?” category, Sean also wrote the scripted material for the Men In Black: Alien Attack theme park attraction at Universal Studios Florida.

Sean is currently in his second year of the Hollins Playwrights Lab MFA program.