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BWS Chats w/ PlayWright John Ruffin-Writer, Director, Produc

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John Ruffin-Writer, Director, Producer & Actor

Premier playwright and film director, John Ruffin is a native Chicagoan. He was born on July 3, 1971, and began his career at the early age of twelve, directing a play consisting of his two brothers and two sisters and his parents for an audience.  Having a natural love for the performing arts, Ruffin went on to gain a lead role in a children's play, "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "Aladdin" at Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Illinois.

    Other works accredited to Ruffin include: "I Won't Go Back," a biography about his former Pastor, the late L.T. Hutton, "It's Too Good To Be True" and “We're Dreaming of You, Selena".  Ruffin directed and produced a bi-weekly variety show, "Gospeltime, Live At The Legacy".  Others have sought Ruffin out for his talents as he has directed Imani Productions, "New Beginning…Startin' All Over", TJW Productions, “He Loves Me..He Loves Me Not” and he has also received calls to direct a Shakespearean piece, "The Age of Othello" (written by Anthony Norman) and "Trouble Don't Last Always".  Ruffin has also written many skits for churches around the Chicago land area. Ruffin showcased his God-given writing skills of Gospel hit Stage Plays, "Love Me and Leave Me" and “The Other Woman”,  “All for Love” and “No More Sheets”, “Mr. Right Now or Mr. Wrong Later”,  all which have sold out across the nation.