CV for Randy Ross

ARTIST’S CV FOR RANDY ROSS

Address: 93 Concord Ave. #5, Somerville, MA 02143  

E-mail: randy@randyrossmedia.com

Web site: randyrossmedia.com  

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Novelist, award-winning story-teller, lecturer, and former executive editor for PCWorld magazine. Dark, comedic novel God Bless Cambodia published March 2017 by The Permanent Press. Perform two one-man shows based on the novel domestically and abroad. Currently, querying a second novel and writing a third. Co-producer of Boston’s first Erotic Literary Festival.


AWARDS

2018 One-man show and author lecture selected by Airbnb as high-quality experiences for Boston visitors

2017 Highly-reviewed one-man show “The Chronic Single’s Handbook”

2011 Finalist in Drum/Side B Dual Publication Award for Short Fiction

2011 Winner First Night Massmouth Story-Telling Slam

 

REVIEWS OF NEW SHOW “TALES OF A RELUCTANT WORLD TRAVELER”

"Absolutely hilarious" "a theatrical experience" 2020 Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival

“Pleasantly neurotic” “Extraordinarily funny” 2021 Minnesota Fringe Festival

“Entertaining” “Sardonic kvetching” 2021 Kansas City Fringe Festival

 

TALES OF A RELUCTANT WORLD TRAVELER” (2022-23 SHOWS)

Aug. 2023: Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival, Edmonton, Canada

Aug 2023: VNA Senior Living Community, Somerville, MA

Oct. 2022: Fort Point Arts Community Open Studios, Boston, MA

July 2022: Providence Fringe Festival, Providence, RI

March 2022: Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA

 

REVIEWS OF NOVEL “GOD BLESS CAMBODIA

“Consistently funny” –The Jewish Post

“A very entertaining story about a guy who sets out to change his life...” – Booklist

“...this story of a flawed character’s midlife crisis becomes an easy one to relate to.” -- Kirkus


PUBLISHED WRITING (FICTION, HUMOR, EROTICA)

God Bless Cambodia,” novel, (The Permanent Press, 2017)

Secret Work Habits of the Successful Novelist,” humor, Calliope

One Day in Thailand,” short story, The Drum and Side B

Domination for Dummies,” erotic short story, Black Heart magazine

“Why I’m Over 40 and Still Single,” short story, For the Girls, (erotica site for women)

 

PUBLISHED WRITING (JOURNALISM)

PC World: As senior editor and later executive editor, wrote more than 100 articles from 1992-2007.

Wrote articles for The Boston Herald, Boston Phoenix, Journal of the American Medical Association.

 

OTHER SELECTED PERFORMANCES/EVENTS

Jan.-May 2023: Performed in group show “Love in All Its Forms” various venues, Boston, MA

Sept. 2022: Guest lecturer Hollihock Writing Conference, Bedford, MA

Oct. 2020: Performed in and co-produced Boston's first Erotic Literary Festival, Boston, MA (virtual)

July 2017: Reading, performance, and author talk at Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA

Oct. 2014: Performed one-man show “The Chronic Single’s Handbook,” Edinburgh Fringe Festival


EDUCATION

Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, M.S. in Journalism

 

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