Todd McGinnis is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and producer.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada he continues to reside and work in the G.T.A. (Greater Toronto Area). As a playwright, Todd is the prolific author of more than 20 full length and one-act plays that have been staged since 1996, the bulk of them written and produced over the past few years.
He is currently hard at work with T. Gregory Argall creating the book for an original musical. They are also well into development of a sketch comedy television series.
Todd is also at work on new works for the screen, to begin shooting this year, and continues to pursue industry interest in developing his screenplay-adaptation of his chilling one-act thriller, 'Trammel the Cull'.
Todd McGinnis' catalogue of plays are rapidly becoming available for purchase in book form from Playing After Dark's online and on-demand publication service at: http://www.lulu.com/playingafterdark
PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED WORKS INCLUDE:
2009 - Thunderbolts and Dunderheads; is premiered in Washington State by Redwood Theatre.
2009 - Point of Viewing; is produced by Calliope Sound Productions as part of their 10th Anniversary summer theatre festival series in August.
2008 - (Oct - Dec) Point of Viewing; produced by Stellar Productions.
2008 - (Feb - Mar) IN-SECURITY; An Alarmingly Romantic Comedy by McGinnis and Argall is premiered by Stellar Productions
2006 - (May) Thunderbolts and Dunderheads; produced by Streetsville Secondary School, the first High School production.
2005 - (July) Self-Help for Dummies; (remount of the original production) produced by Playing After Dark Ltd. at the Heritage Theatre
2005 - Thunderbolts and Dunderheads; (an all-new production) produced by Playing After Dark Ltd. at the Heritage Theatre
2004 - Self-Help for Dummies; co-authored with T. Gregory Argall and premiered by Playing After Dark Ltd. at the Heritage Theatre
2004 - Gone Fishin'; selected to open the First Annual NewWorks Playwright's Festival at Brampton's Heritage Theatre
2003 - Knave of Hearts; produced by Kitchener/Waterloo Little Theatre
2003 - Point of Viewing; produced by Playing After Dark Ltd. at the Cyril Clark Theatre.
2002 - Gone Fishin'; produced by Playing After Dark Ltd. at the Cyril Clark Theatre.
2002 - Trammel the Cull (1 Act Play); Produced by Bramalea Live Theatre for their 2002 Backstage Bramalea Drama Festival. Winner of Best Technical Achievement, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress
2001 - Thunderbolts and Dunderheads; produced by Playing After Dark Ltd. at the Cyril Clark Theatre. Winner of Bloom Award for Best Original Script.
2001 - "LAUGH?" I Thought I'd DIE!; produced by SLVS Productions at the Heritage Theatre.
2001- The King's Affaire Parts I, II , III & IV and Camelot in Briefs; produced by Camelot Era Productions.
2001- Knave of Hearts; produced by Playing After Dark Ltd. at the Cyril Clark Theatre.
1999- King's Feast; Human Chess Game and Royal Court shows, with John Lunman, produced by the
1999 Ontario Renaissance Festival
1998- Everybody Dies; a black comedy in one act, presented at the 1998 B.B.D.F. One Act Play Festival
1997- The Peel Hallowe'en Haunting '97; co-authored with William Poulin, produced by the Brampton Arts Council.
1996- The Peel Hallowe'en Haunting; co-authored with William Poulin, produced by the Brampton Arts Council
1996 - Manuscript for Murder; produced by Brampton's Interactive Murder Mysteries.