George J. McGee, co-author of ‘DIGGING FOR DIAMONDS’ is from Georgetown, Kentucky. He holds a B.F.A from Illinois Wesleyan University, in Drama, and a M.F.A. from Florida Atlantic University, in Acting and Directing. He is a Professor and Director of Theatre at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky.
McGee was a member of the Chicago based sketch comedy group, ‘The American Dream’, and was the Artistic Director of the Palm Beach Children’s Theatre. He has appeared in film, network television, commercials and industrials. He has recently appeared in Ed Smith’s film, ‘Surviving Guthrie’, and his short film, ‘doc doc’, has been selected for screening at Ireland’s 2010 International Film Festival. His 2008 play, ‘A Fence for Martin Maher’, written with award winning Irish playwright, John Mc Ardle, toured Kentucky and the Republic of Ireland. McGee is also an actor, performing as ‘Kentucky’s Greatest Statesman, Henry Clay’, for the Kentucky Humanities Council’s, Chautauqua program.
McGee is married to Cathy Gorman McGee they are both originally from the Chicago land area, but now live in Georgetown, Kentucky.
DIGGING FOR DIAMONDS, by George McGee and James Hamblin, will be presented November 18-21, 2010 at the Bards Town Theatre, 1801 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY as part of the Kentucky Playwrights Workshop, Inc’s Kentucky Festival of New Plays.