When Troy is not writing plays, he teaches math at a juvenile detention center in Florida. He received an acting scholarship out of high school and has participated in over thirty shows since. He began writing several years ago with a full-length farce titled, “Name That Murder,” which was produced in Canada and was later published. Next he wrote a one act, “Mourning Calls,” which won the Geneva Theatre Guild’s 2007 Playwright/Playreading contest and was subsequently published and has been produced on three continents. “Dyin’ Free” is Troy’s third finished work. This drama was a finalist at the 2007 Florida Playwrights Competition and as a result received a staged reading in July, 2008 at the Back Door Theatre in Gulfport, FL. “Dyin’ Free” was one of three finalists at the 2008 Valencia Playwriting Competition. The play also won a competition hosted by “notechtheatre.com” and as a result was fully produced at Indian River Community College. That production was entered into the American College Theatre Festival where Dr. Crosby Hunt from Middle Tennessee State University gave it a glowing review.