Terry Curtis Fox

Playwright, screenwriter and professor

Terry Curtis Fox is a playwright and screenwriter living in Brooklyn, NY, and Asheville, NC, where he is an Associate Professor at Western Carolina University.

His plays include Cops, which was originally directed by Stuart Gordon at the Organic Theatre in Chicago (with Joe Mantegna, Dennis Franz, and Meshack Taylor) and subsequently performed by the Performance Group in New York under Richard Schechner's direction (where the cast included Spalding Gray, Ron Vawter, and Willem Dafoe); Justice, directed by Thomas Babe at Playwrights Horizons in New York; and The Pornographer's Daughter, which was directed by Mr. Babe at the Chicago Theatre Project. He was selected as an O'Neill Fellow for his play The Summer Garden. His newest play, The Future, was part of the Fall 2006 reading series at the New York Theatre Workshop.

His most recent feature, A Very Simple Crime is a collaboration with Nicholas Kazan to be directed by Barbet Schroeder. He is the co-author of the Miramax feature Fortress, which was directed by Stuart Gordon, as well as co-writer of the HBO feature Perfect Witness (directed by Robert Mandell and starring Brian Dennehy, Aiden Quinn, and Stockard Channing).

Mr. Fox began his television career writing Hill Street Blues, for which he served as a Story Editor. Eventually, he became co-show runner for the Showtime series The Hunger. Among other series for which he served in both producing and writing capacities are The Marshal, Sweet Justice, and Men.

For many years, Mr. Fox was a journalist, serving as a theatre critic for the Village Voice and, before that, the Chicago Reader. Other criticism and occasional writing has appeared in Premier, Film Comment, New York magazine, and daily newspapers in both Chicago and New York.

Mr. Fox served for nine years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, west.

Prior to joining the faculty at WCU, Mr. Fox taught screenwriting at USC and also teaches at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and of Elisabeth Irwin High School in New York.