Actor Zach Braff, who is probably best known for his portrayal of Dr John ‘JD’ Dorian in the hit US sitcom Scrubs, has turned his hand to playwriting. Zach has written the Off-Broadway play All New People, which is a play that came from a small place in his heart.
Braff explains, "All New People takes place in the dead of winter on Long Beach Island, a summer vacation spot in New Jersey. In order to rent for the summer, you go down in the winter and look at houses, but when you go down, it's just this giant, snow-covered ghost town — a beach community, and nobody's there."
Zach Braff has had firsthand experience of this, after doing just that to buy his father a beach house for his birthday. He continued, "It was so spooky and desolate — the perfect setting for something. That was the impetus. Then I put in this place lots of things that were swirling about [that] I wanted to write about." Zach is currently preparing to begin filming for his role as Frank in the Sam Raimi Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful, which is expected to hit cinema screens on March 7, 2013.