Frank South is an ADDitudeMag.com blogger (Better Late Than Never), a writer for stage ("Pay Attention") and screen, an educator (Kids Talk Story), an ADHD adult, and the father to two ADHD adolescents.
I was diagnosed with ADHD (combined type, severe, with super-annoying comorbid conditions) at the age of 49. A short time later my non-ADHD wife, Margaret, and I decided to ditch Hollywood and move with our two school-age ADHD kids, Harry and Coco, to Hawaii, where we lived for nearly 10 years.
Besides being a stay-at-home dad with serious laundry and kitchen skills when I don't forget to take my meds, I'm a writer, teacher and performer. Back in the day, I wrote the one-act plays "2 by South" that Robert Altman directed Off-Broadway and filmed for ABC Arts. I'm also known for writing, producing, and directing television shows such as Cagney and Lacy, Fame, Melrose Place and other network programs. These days I write what I want to write, which is – no surprise – mostly about me. I performed my solo auto-biographical show, "Pay Attention – ADHD in Hollywood, On the Rocks with a Twist," at the Santa Monica Playhouse.
If you're curious, FrankSouth.net takes you to my site about the show as well as other appearances and things I'm doing. As a teacher, I work part-time for my wife Margaret's literacy education company Kids Talk Story. I specialize in "at risk" youth and teach the Creative Writing English Class in the Palama Settlement In-Community Treatment Program for adjudicated teens with local slam poet Travis T.