Playwright, Composer & Lyricist
House on the Hill Pictures
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 Theatre Academy and Cinema Departments. Screenwriting with Bobby Moresco at The Actor's Gym, John Doolittle at UCLA, and ScreewritingU. Musical theater book writing with NMI.(New Musicals Inc. ) Born in Winslow Arizona, (not on that corner) Terrence comes from a family of performers. He and his mother, who inspired him to jump into theater, spent a year of Wednesday nights writing the book to the musical "April Came in December." He and twin brother, Gavin, wrote music and lyrics for the play. The twins continue to add to their trunk full of pop songs. A life-long martial artist, Mr. Atkins has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He and his lovely wife, Lindsey, an accomplished actor and musical theater performer herself, live in Los Angeles with their zany and fun-loving children.