George Morgan

George D. Morgan has a BA in Creative Writing from Cal State Channel Islands and is working on an MFA in Writing for the Performing Arts through the University of California, Riverside.

George has written more than a dozen stage plays and musicals including Second To Die, Nevada Belle, and Thunder in the Valley. He also wrote the score for the children’s musical The Trial of Goldilocks. In 2001 his play Second To Die was adapted into a film starring Paul Winfield and Erika Eleniak. George’s screenplay Short Line won first place in the 2007 International Family Film Festival screenwriting contest.

George is currently the Playwright in Residence at Caltech. His play Rocket Girl, the first in a trilogy of science-themed plays he is writing for the university, premiered in November, 2008. A book on the same subject was published in July, 2013 by Prometheus Books: Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist.

The second play in the science trilogy, Pasadena Babalon, premiered February, 2010, and was a semi-finalist in the Sundance Institute’s Alfred P. Sloan science playwriting contest. The third play now in development (as yet untitled), relates the story of the Pons/Fleischmann cold fusion controversy of 1989.

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