A former magazine editor with CBS Publications-Field & Stream, as well as an editor and proofreader for a number of New York advertising agencies, including J. Walter Thompson (JWT) and Bates USA, Ron Micci is the author of numerous plays, sketches, screenplays, and novels.
His plays have been performed at First Stage in LA and in New York at the Kraine Theatre, Theatre-Studio, Producers Club, Riant Theater, as well as in conjunction with the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival and the Turnip Theatre Company's 15-Minute Play Festival. They have also been presented in New Jersey at the Darress Theater, 1860 House (Montgomery Cultural Center), Lawrenceville Library, as well as in the main branch of the Canton, Ohio public library. Most recently, his farce Biff Bang, American Hero was presented as part of the Phoenix Play Company’s 3rd Annual One-Act Playfest at Clockwork Rep in Oakville, Connecticut. (See Youtube for video of the performance.)
Acting editions of two of his one-act plays, Addie & Me and Night and the Proofreader, are in print and available from Brooklyn Publishers (www.brookpub.com) and Heuer Publishing. Several of his longer plays are licensed through YES Plays.
Three satirical novels (Coyote Horny, Apocalypse on Broadway, The Bayou Katt Murders) and a collection of one-act plays (Addie & Me: Soliloquies and Duets for Young Actors) have been published as Kindle books.
He has an avowed passion for flutes, piccolos and detective fiction, and an aversion to tubas, brass instruments, and things that go bump in the night. He does not currently own a dog, and has never auditioned for the Olympics.
The Black List is a complete waste of your time and money. I had four scripts evaluated -- one got an 8 rating in terms of character and 6 overall. The reader criticized me for missing a plot point, but the plot point was CLEARLY right there in the script. Another script -- first-rate and professional in every respect -- was actually given a 1 rating because the reader was offended by the lesbian subject matter. Even had the script been awful, which it was not (in fact, it's excellent), no script deserves to be rated a one. The reader's analysis of the script was seething with hostility. The other two scripts got 5s overall, but they are way better than that. And it's apparent that quite apart from plot and dialogue, the bulk of these so-called readers can't seem to connect on an emotional basis with the content of the scripts. I yanked the fifth script before they could evaluate it, knowing it would be a complete waste of money. The Black List insists it culls its evaluators from the front ranks of agency and production company readers, but the reality is that most of these readers, even at the large agencies, are just there for make-pretend screening purposes. I visited William Morris in Beverly Hills many years ago because I knew a sub-agent there, and what they do is kick script submissions down to mailroom personnel to read and evaluate. So, regarding The Black List -- or The Hack List as I prefer to call it -- do not waste your time or money.