Ron McCants

Ron’s a passionate family man with two princesses and has experience in financial planning, private equity, information management, biotechnological engineering and business development.

He focuses on writing comedy dramas that explore the human experience at the junction of crime and family, often fueled by dark secrets and deep shames. A multiple award-winning playwright, Ron’s had works developed and produced at La Jolla Playhouse, Company of Angels in Los Angeles, SoHo Theatre in London, Theater Masters in Aspen, and many others.

Ron has nine siblings.  He was raised in Springfield, Missouri, a community filled with evangelical churches and meth labs. Ron was drawn to the power of the written word in high school, when his father (a brother with a felony who later worked for the US Postal Service) fell victim to a hate crime and joined a class action lawsuit.  Instead of justice being served, Ron’s father lost his job and was himself prosecuted.  Ron responded by writing an oratorical essay, “My Father’s a Liar and a Thief, but Aren’t All Our Fathers?”  The school was up in arms, but Ron felt empowered speaking his truth.

Driven by a belief that television can be transformative as well as entertaining, Ron is inspired to actively give voice to the lesser-heard, complex and still striving people like his father.  Ron holds a B.A. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the University of California, San Diego.  He was selected as a Disney ABC Program Writer in 2016 and staffed on ABC’s SPEECHLESS.