Writer. Executive producer and director of new Martha's Vineyard opera entitled 1854.
Jack Schimmelman is a former theatre director who created his own work for more than 15 years in New York City, Martha’s Vineyard and London. He currently resides on Martha's Vineyard. After becoming a surrogate father to a child who witnessed the death of her biological father, he realized there was no business in his show business and became a legal secretary. All the while he has continued to write on the issues of the day, as well as poetry and fiction. He has written a novella, <em>Tales of Crete . . . a memoir (more or less)</em> and is finishing a novel, <em>Satori in Brighton Beach (or how I found redemption on Barrow Street)</em>. He has also written a creation myth for children entitled, <em>Circle of Fire</em>. Much of his work may be seen on <a href="http://www.scribd.com/people/documents/11106140-jack-schimmelman?page=1" target="_hplink">SCRIBD.com</a>. He is the Executive Producer and director of an original music theatre piece - <em>1854</em> - based on an abolitionist movement on the Vineyard.