DOUG REED (Half) grew up in the far western suburbs of Richmond, Virginia. He received his BA in Theatre from Goshen College, where he set a school record for most chapels skipped.

Most of his so-called adult life has been spent in the Madison, Wisconsin, area where, in addition to raising a family, he was a playwright, improvisor, and actor. This life was rich and full of purpose. To support it, Doug spent years sitting in cubicles, watching clocks, fudging timesheets, and perfecting the Zen art of the Facebook status.

His most noted play, The Lamentable Tragedie of Scott Walker, sold out theatres around Madison for months. Other staged works include The Opiate of the Missus, Minglewood Blues, and Mask and Masculinity.

He and his wife, Deanna, currently live with their two children and an ever-fluctuating number of pets on an ashram in the far western suburbs of Chicago.

photo © 2013 William D. Walker