A native New Yorker, Mr. Warmflash has been involved in the theatre for over thirty years. After graduating N.Y.U. he attended the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He then enjoyed a successful acting career appearing on Broadway (with the prestigious Phoenix Repertory Co.) and off-Broadway, as well as in film and television. He subsequently began writing and directing.
His first play, Art’s Life enjoyed an extended run on Theatre Row and his almost two dozen subsequent plays have been read/performed all over the United States and Europe.
Mr. Warmflash founded the Playwrights Harbor to provide a supportive, self-directed, cooperative workshop for writers to realize their visions with the assistance of a company of actors and directors. Fortified by artistic growth and enthusiastic public response, he launched the not-for-profit Harbor Theatre. Through weekly workshops the company contributed to the ongoing development of over 50 new works, producing public presentations and full productions. Currently, the company is on hiatus.
In addition to a recent production of The Mask of the Jaguar King, he is currently planning public presentations for two new works, Crush the Serpent, and Mortar and Pestle.
He has also written for television and scripted the theatrically-released, award-winning, full length documentary, Unforgotten: 25 Years After Willowbrook. It won the National Educational Media Network’s Gold Apple Award, Grand Prize for best documentary at the Atlantic City Film Festival, finalist at the Media Access Awards, and selected as an official entry in the Chicago International Film Festival.
He currently develops new work with the Playwrights Directors Workshop at the Actors Studio/NYC and The 9th Floor.
Mr. Warmflash holds Masters degrees in Special Education and Anthropology.