John Fico stars in the solo short film DEMOCRACY SUCKS by Off-Broadway playwright Monica Bauer, which has won ten film festival awards and was recorded and produced entirely by remote with director John D. FitzGibbon during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. John has also won the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Comedy for his role in ANNE RANK IN THE GAZA STRIP after several years of festival engagements in MADE FOR EACH OTHER (NYC: East-to-Edinburgh, EAT’s One Man Talking, United Solo, Left Out, Planet Connections 2010 (Nominated: Outstanding Actor in a Solo Show), Edinburgh Fringe, Orlando Fringe, Boulder Fringe, Tucson Solo.) both also written by Monica Bauer. Notable NYC credits: AS I LAY DYING (Live Source) A. R. Gurney’s SCREEN PLAY (Flea Theater), IRON CURTAIN (Prospect Theatre, Off Broadway), THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING YOU EVER HOID (2010 NYMF winner Outstanding Ensemble Performance), A STOOP ON ORCHARD STREET (Mazur Theater), THE HIGHER EDUCATION OF KHALID AMIR (2008 MITF, Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor), PINK ELEPHANTS - THE MUSICAL (Slipper Room), & several editions of STICKY! (Bowery Poetry Club). TV & Web Series: THE LAST O.G., INVENTING ANNA, UNCOUPLED, THE BLACKLIST, I LOVE YOU BUT I LIED, THE OUTS. He lives and coaches in NYC.