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T.J. Pieffer is a Chicago based writer and performer. He has studied and performed at comedy institutions and theaters around the country including The Second City Conservatory, The Den, The Annoyance, UCB, The PIT, Omaha Comedy Festival, and Playwrights Horizons.


His original musical comedy, ABDUCTION, has received numerous readings, workshops, and productions including MTAP, The New York Musical Festival, New Musicals Inc., and a licensed production at the University of Pittsburgh. 

His original musical comedy, SALEM, was selected for the 2023 Johnny Mercer Foundation’s Writer’s Grove at Goodspeed Musicals.  

T.J. is a contributor to the satirical online publication The Broadway Beat. He is a recipient of the 2016 Ron Norinksy Grant and the 2014 Carnegie Mellon University’s Pre-College Scholarship. His original TV pilot with Shelby Solla “1385” was a 2021 Austin Film Festival Runner Up. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College Chicago where he studied Television Writing and Theatre. Proud member of The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP. 

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