Playwright, Composer & Lyricist

Photo by Michael Kenny

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House on the Hill Pictures 

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Summer, 1947.  An emotional alien girl from an unemotional planet crash-lands in Roswell, where two teenagers, unknowingly in love, hide her in plain sight as the new waitress in the diner, only to discover they have put her in greater danger when a clueless tabloid reporter stranded in Roswell, creates pandemonium with his own "alien invasion", which happens to include romancing whacky "Cousin Aileen." Will it be the story? The girl?

Or intergalactic dirt-kicking contest? 


Awarded by NMI for Best New Musical  and the recipient of numerous developmental readings including The Thousand Oaks Festival of New Musials and Kansas City Festival of New Muscicals, IHIR has had workshop productions  staged in The New York Music Theater Festival and Stages Festival of New Musicals in Los Angeles. This heartfelt sci-fi comedy will tickle your funny-bone with its zany sense of humor and wow you with its exciting and tuneful score.  

Winner NMI 2014 Best New Musical



Photo:  David Zaugh

An award winning actor and playwright, Terrence studied acting and directing at the Los Angeles City College at both The Theatre Academy and The LACC Cinema Departments, Screenwriting with Bobby Moresco at The Actor's Gym, and John Doolittle at UCLA, ScreewritingU. Musical theater book writing with NMI.(New Musicals Inc. ) Born in Winslow Arizona, (not on at corner) Terrence comes from a very creative Irish American family. Terrence got to spend a whole lot of great Wednesday nights writing the book to the musical "April Came in December" with his mother who taught him so many life lessons, not to mention, the "Five-Seven" chord.. He and his twin brother, Gavin,  penned the songs for the musical as well as a trunk full of songs. Still co-writing, the Atkins brothers now compose music for film. Mr. Atkins is also a life-long martial artist with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He and his lovely wife, Lindsey, an accomplished actor and musical theater performer, live in Los Angeles with their zany and fun-loving children.

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Los Angeles, CA

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