About John Joseph Enright, IV


John Enright IV is a playwright and IT consultant who resides in Chicago. He is the author of four full-length plays which have been produced in Chicago. Two of them, O’Brien & O’Brian and All Mixed UP have received off-off-Broadway Festival runs in New York. He does some acting and is a former member of an improv troupe. Many of his ten-minute plays have received festival performances, including Space Cat Graduation, which was included at the Heartland Theatre’s 10-minute play festival in the Summer of 2017. He has published two books of poetry: Starbound (1995), and More Fire (2006), and more recently his verse has appeared in Think Journal (2010). He posts amusing rhymes to the internet daily, on Facebook and on his blog, a practice that was featured in an article in the Chicago Tribune in 2015. He is also the author of a novel, Unholy Quest (2004).

His nonfiction articles include:

"What Is Poetry?", published in Objectively Speaking, Volume 2, Number 2.
"Ascent to Volitional Consciousness," published in Objectivity, Volume 1, Number 2.
"Art: What a Concept," published in the Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, Volume 2, Number 2.

At Great Connections, he has taught sessions featuring Poetry and Improv.