Professor, Playwright, Director and Producer

Ralph Tropf

About Ralph

Professor of Humanities, Playwright, Director and Producer

After completing my BA in Humanities at The University of Central Florida, I began an early career as an actor and stage technician, working with the Alabama and Orlando Shakespeare festivals and the dinner theatre circuit in Florida.  Earning my Equity card at the Burt Reynolds’ Theatre, I moved to New York where I wrote my first plays.

In graduate school at The University of Nevada Las Vegas, my plays The Hourglass and Squid and Fishy each received Meritorious Achievement awards from the Kennedy Center College Theatre Festival. After earning an MFA in Theatre Arts with a discipline in playwriting, I began teaching at The Theatre Academy of Los Angeles City College while subsequently pursuing a Hollywood career.  After acting on the television series’ General Hospital and Port Charles, I worked three seasons as a writer-producer for the reality series World’s Wildest Police Videos. My play Shadow Hour is published by Samuel French, and my screenplay The Orchid and the Cross was a semi-finalist for a Nicholl Fellowship.

Now a college professor, I teach Humanities, English and Theatre at Glendale Community College and Los Angeles Trade Tech. As Executive Producer of The All Roses Company, I occasionally create live theatre and film events.

Resident of Los Angeles

Like many, I came from elsewhere. Born in Ohio and raised in Florida, I lived in New York City and Las Vegas before settling in Southern California. I now call the landscape of Los Angeles home. My neighborhood of Los Feliz is centrally located for most of the activities I enjoy: The Philharmonic, Greek Theatre and The Hollywood Bowl, Theatre Row and the various museums including LACMA and The Norton Simon in Pasadena. The weather is always perfect for my favorite exercise, mountain biking in the hills of Griffith Park and along the LA River.

Explore My Works

A compendium of full length plays and shorts..

The All Roses Company

A Los Angeles based company of artists creating live theatre and film events..