in New Hampshire during the Nixon-Kennedy debates, K.j.a. Wishnia
has been an entertainer ever since he discovered an audience at
the Blackhall Primary School in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has been
a dedicated storyteller since the second grade, when a 1-page
story homework assignment blossomed into a 15-page action/adventure
tale. He's been refining his style ever since (he no longer misspells
has studied literature and film at Brown University and San Francisco
State University, visual art at the Rhode Island School of Design,
has a doctorate in comparative literature from SUNY Stony Brook,
and teaches writing and literature at Suffolk County Community
has performed in theater in Paris, New York, and Cuenca, Ecuador.
He also does dishes.
many years of writing for the theater, Ken created Filomena Buscarsela,
his favorite character and gender-crossing alter-ego, to fight
the crimes that plague the poor and powerless that go unsolved
every day in our society.
spent three years in the Andes, where he married a native Ecuadorian.
They now live in New York with their two children.
23 Shades of Black