Armen Pandola ([email protected]) is a writer, playwright, actor, and director. He won the Walnut Street Theatre’s Forrest Award for Forrest: A Riot of Dreams, which premiered there in 2006. His trilogy about post-9/11 America, Terror at the White House, Devils Also Believe, and Homeward Bound, has been produced in Philadelphia and New York.
His produced plays include Zelda & Scott: Boats Against the Current, Mrs. Warren’s e-Profession, The Gift of Giving, Hedda Without Walls, Friends for Life, The Prince (co-authored with Bill Van Horn), and Dino! An Evening with Dean Martin at the Latin Casino. His writings have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News, and numerous other publications.
Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Armen graduated from St. John Neumann High School and St. Joseph’s University, then received a Shubert Fellowship in Playwriting from the University of Miami (Florida).
A practicing trial attorney, Armen is on the board of several local arts organizations and is a founding member of Green Light Arts, which promotes women in the arts.
Armen is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.