John DiFusco (writer/director/actor) created the landmark Vietnam drama Tracers, which he first directed at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, followed by a highly acclaimed run at Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre in New York. Directorial credits include the long-running Road Theatre production of White People, which received “Critic’s Choice” in both the Los Angeles Times and DramaLogue, was awarded five Valley Theatre League Awards, and nominated for two Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Awards; Ali, and Will Strip for Food, which between them were the L.A. Weekly Pick of the Week, and garnered raves from Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and the Los Angeles Times. Other directing credits include Police Officers’ Wives at the Ventura Court Theatre; the award-winning a cappella musical Avenue X at the Odyssey Theatre; Cut Poison & Burn at Chicago’s Mary Archie Theatre; Joan and the Zulus (with Grace Zabriskie); Aftershock, Love or Something out on Hwy. 97 at the Cast Theater; Hair at the Heliotrope Theatre; Fragging at the New Playwrights Foundation; and Jack Ruby Is My Idol for the Mark Taper Forum’s New Works Festival. He recently worked as a director/part-time faculty member at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. During his career, DiFusco has also been the recipient of the New York Drama Desk Award, The Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two L.A. Weekly awards, two NAACP Awards, a Drama-Logue Award, a Robby Award, the USAF Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service in Viet Nam and two Valley Theatre League Artistic Director Awards. His show Walkin’ Thru the Fire was recently produced at the Hayworth Theatre.