Arik is a comedian, humorist, screenwriter and playwright from Chicago, where he cut he his teeth producing underground theatre in a dilapidated store-front called 'The Space, ' and where his plays developed a loyal cult following. He has been called 'the best legit playwright Chicago has seen since David Mamet, ' and 'one of the smartest playwrights working in Chicago, ' by critics there. His plays have also been produced in New York and Los Angeles.
After a childhood of writing and drawing comics, acting on stage and creating slasher flicks on a camcorder, Arik attended Florida State University on a National Merit scholarship, where he studied theatre.
His feature film debut, the indie thriller 'Sympathy,' which he wrote and produced, is currently airing on premium cable in central Europe. No bullshit.
Now based in L.A., he continues to pursue various spec writing projects.