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Words & Music

OTTEMFOX is a performer, author, pianist and composer whose works include over a dozen full-length and one-act plays, a cabaret musical, three novels, art songs, pop songs, kirtan, meridian music and piano improvisations. 

Andrognykka!  The Hello Tour!

Workshop Production | Joan Harris Theater | New Smyrna Beach, FL

AIRspace Developmental Residency | John Sims Center | San Francisco

Developmental Workshop | Z Space New Music Theater Project | San Francisco

the desire to return to the safety of Day

Full Production |  Sideshow Physical Theater |  Mondavi Center,  Davis, CA 


Warm Water

Full Production | Estrogenious Festival | Manhattan Theatre Source | New York City

Named “honorary chick” so that his gynecological fantasia could be performed in this annual festival of women’s work


Full Production | Theater Rhinoceros | San Francisco


The Comforts of Homley

Full production | Ensemble Stage Theater | Davie, Florida

Excerpts | Marsh | San Francisco   Climate Theater | San Francisco


Workshop | Florida Studio Theater New Play Festival

Workshop | Florida International University (FIU) playwrights’ competition

Auto Erotik

Full Production | New World Theater’s New Play | Miami Beach, FL
Nominated for five South Florida Carbonell Awards, including Best Regional Play

The Ugliest Bride of the Month Club

Staged Reading | Florida Studio Theater | Sarasota, FL

Staged Reading | Actor's Playhouse | Miami, FL

The Attack of the Jellyfish

Semi-finalist | CBS/Dramatists Guild Competition


Staged Reading | San Francisco Bay Area Playwright’s Festival

Participated in month-long invitational writing workshop led by Sam Shepard

Other full-length works include: the epic modular play Datemania (a comedy in too many scenes), Lost Empires, Hamsters in Bondage, The Constantine Variations, Sweethearts, and Deja Vous.

OttemFox received a $5,000 Playwriting Fellowship from  the state of Florida, and was the only artist recognized in another discipline that  year, receiving an Honorable Mention in Fiction Writing. 


howtobehappy, a novel set on the eve of Yugoslavia’s disastrous civil war, is currently making the rounds. A new novel, The Map of the Enigmas, about a mysterious woman who has seemingly lived forever,  is currently in development. Other novels include The Nickel Saints, an apocalyptic novel wherein the apocalypse encounters a serious glitch.

A lyricist and composer, OttemFox is an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop in New York City, studying with Maury Yeston and Richard Enquist.  Acting coaches include Tony Greco and Stephen Drewes; acting credits include productions in New York at the Manhattan Theater Club and The Theater for the New City, and in assorted regional theaters.

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