Big Fish (School Edition) - November 18 - November 20, 2021

Huntington University

 Who's Who 

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    John August

    John received a 2004 BAFTA nomination for his screenplay for Big Fish. His other credits include Go, Titan A.E., Charlie’s Angels, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Corpse Bride, The Nines, Frankenweenie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for which he received a 2006 Grammy nomination for lyrics. The first book in his middle-grade fantasy adventure series Arlo Finch was published by Macmillan in February 2018 and has been translated into 11 languages. Born in Colorado, he is a graduate of Drake University and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. On Twitter and Instagram @johnaugust.

  • Andrew Lippa head shot

    Andrew Lippa

    Broadway credits include: The Tony-nominated music and lyrics for the Broadway musical The Addams Family as well as the music for Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway play The Farnsworth Invention. Other musicals include the Drama Desk award winning musical The Wild Party (book/music/lyrics); A Little Princess (music); john & jen (music/book); Asphalt Beach (music and lyrics); and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (additional music/lyrics and arrangements). Awards: Tony and Grammy nominations; shared Emmy for Nickelodeon’s “The Wonder Pets”; SFGMC Vanguard Award; The Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theater Foundation Award; ASCAP’s Richard Rodgers/New Horizons Award; The Drama Desk Award; The Outer Critics Circle Award. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Lippa serves as president of the board of The Dramatists Guild Foundation ( He was born in Leeds, England, grew up in suburban Detroit and is an ordained Interfaith minister.

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    Adam Sahli


    Adam is the Development Director at Audiences Unlimited, Inc., which provides professional arts experiences for individuals with limited access to the arts. Adam's undergraduate degree is in Musical Theatre Performance and MFA is in Theatre Direction.  Adam has worked professionally with the likes of Peter Rothstein at The Guthrie Theatre & John Leguizamo at Berkeley Rep.

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