How Thomas Paine Still Fights for the Soul of America
December 6, 2014
Ian Ruskin is an actor, playwright, and producer on a mission to--in the words of Thomas Paine--"begin the world over again."You may have seen Ruskin guest starring on such shows as "Murder She Wrote", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" and "MacGyver", or you may have heard his voice work in over 100 films and television shows.
In 2010 he received a COLA (City of Los Angeles) Fellowship to write "To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine," a one-man play which Ruskin is now performing across America, and developing into a television movie for distribution to PBS. Like Paine, Ruskin was born in England and came to America in his mid-30's.