Ted May is an award-winning playwright, librettist, screenwriter and novelist. His most recent play “No Witness: The Sam Giancana Story” played to full houses and sold out crowds at the Open Door Theater in Oak Park, IL. His other plays have been produced overseas and in the U.S., including “The Puppet’s Yawn” and “The Jazz Parts (Improv with the Beast)”. Ted wrote the stage play “Blue Movie” during his residency at the Kerouac House, where he also composed many of its thirteen original blues songs. He co-founded A Red Orchid Theatre, in Chicago, and was music director for its inaugural production of “The Connection”. A program of his poetry set to music “The Isolate Garden of Prairie” was preformed by a classical trio and soprano at the Frank Lloyd Wright Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, IL. Ted is a member of the Dramatists Guild and lives in Oak Park, IL.