Lives in Orem, Utah.
Also known as: Neil K. Newell
Screenwriter for "A Voice from the Dust," a series of feature films based on the Book of Mormon.
Bio from the project website (http://www.voicefromthedust.com/):
has written more than a score of plays and screenplays, published a novel, and his
byline has appeared on more than 40 articles in national publications.
Over the last two decades he
has taught writing at college and university levels.
He currently teaches writing at Brigham Young University and is a professional writer for the LDS Church.
He received a MFA degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California.
Bio from Encore (http://www.encoreplay.com/encoreplay/Author%20bio%20pages/newellbio.html):
Neil Newell was born in Orem, Utah and attended Brigham Young University where he received a BS degree in Business Management and the University of Southern California where he received an MFA in Professional Writing.
He has taught Creative Writing at Clark County Community College in Las Vegas and at Utah Valley State College.
He has also taught Advanced Playwrighting at Brigham Young University.
Various articles and short stories of his
have been published in national magazines.
science fiction novel, "THE RELUCTANT WIZARD" was published by Manor Books
In addition to his
collaboration on the music and lyrics for "KEWPIE" and "TURN THE GAS BACK ON" with Max C. Golightly and C. Michael Perry he
has written the music and some book and lyric elements for "PINOCCHIO" with Max.
These plays have been published by Encore Performance Publishing
has also written the book, music and lyrics for "LOVERS AND OTHERS" and "COVENANTS".
Since Max's death Neil
and Mike have continued their partnership with "ANNE...WITH AN 'E': THE GREEN GABLES MUSICAL" and "GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
He played "Neil," a member of a group of terrorists who attempted to steal trilithium resin from the Enterprise-D.
Neil was the engineer of the group and had devised a means to transport the dangerously unstable and toxic trilithium through the ship.
was killed by one of his
Other TV guest appearances include: Empty Nest; Murder, She
Wrote; Magnum, P.I.; Golden Girls; Highway to Heaven.
Minor roles in the Feature Films For Families videos "A Home of Our Own" (1993) and "Rigoletto" (1993), and in the TV movies "Virtual Obsession" (1998), "Not In This Town" (1997) and "Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story" (1994).