John Lawrence "Jack" Canfora (born April 6, 1969) is an American playwright whose works include Place Setting, Jericho and a A World with Snow. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. After receiving his dramatic training at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts, he began his career as an actor in regional theater, working mostly in Shakespearean roles such as Mercutio and Macbeth as well appearing in the title roles in The Toyer, Hamlet, and in a 1995 production of "Variations on the Death of Trotsky. Hamlet is a Tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601 "
Canfora has also performed on television for the educational series TV411. He also wrote for the show. His career as a writer began in the mid 1990's as a sketch writer for various New York based sketch groups. After his sketch group "The Waiting Room" disbanded in 1999, he turned to playwriting, beginning with one act comedies which were performed regionally in different parts of the United States.
In March 2005 his play A World with Snow was read publicly in New York City and starred Austin Pendleton. In September, 2005, his play Place Setting was read in Los Angeles, directed by veteran film director Howard Deutsch and starring Jon Cryer and Steven Weber.
In June 2007, Jack performed in Place Setting at the New Jersey Repertory Company. The Newark Star-Ledger called the play "funny and fascinating," adding that "Canfora has wonderfully incisive wit".
In September, 2008, the New Jersey Repertory Company plans to produce his play Poetic License (also known as A World with Snow). Jericho is scheduled for performance in New York City in late 2008.
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In his free time, Jack performs music in the duo Canfora and Koenig, with Robert "Rob" Koenig.