Ted Johnson, the first to join the Vahid family, is a prominent criminal defense attorney in Atlanta, Georgia that has handled over 100 murder cases in his career. As a way to place stories of crime, passion and mayhem in a place where Ted could continue with his work and not fall victim to burnout and stress Ted began to write about his career and life. Lucky for us, Ted’s amazing real life stories from childhood to manhood takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride that we can read in the comforts of our homes.
Faces I Have Seen, A Memoir of Murder Volumes I and II ( Amazon; Barnes and Noble; Lulu.com) are a must read if you’re into the behind the scenes, real life crime stories told from Ted’s unique no-holds barred perspective. See how Ted balances his life and the life of his clients charged with the murder of a child, wife, friend, lover or stranger. Presently, Faces I Have Seen, A Memoir of Murder is being shopped as an episodic television series for a late 2013 or early 2014 release. .
Originally from Indianapolis, with stops in Houston and Chicago before settling in Atlanta, by all accounts one would find Ted to be a colorful character still full of optimism and hope for the less fortunate. Ted‘s humor is quick and subtle and usually funny. His honesty about his observations is usually spot on but doesn’t seem judgmental. I don’t know if his lack of judgment of others is based on what he has experienced as a child or what he has seen as a man but Ted keeps a steady hand and friendly attitude if he finds you friendly. .
What I like most about Ted is his childlike curiosity and his ability to tell an engaging story. His first play “Sunday Worshiper” A Morality Play opened to excellent reviews in Atlanta and Indianapolis, Indiana. People left the theatre with stunned looks on their faces as Ted was able to touch many people with this well crafted story of a dysfunctional family loosely based on the biblical story of Noah. Sunday Worshiper, A Morality Play is scheduled to tour the U.S in 2013 and Europe as early as 2014. .
Ted‘s sophomore play “The Boy and the Pink Bear” is in preproduction and is scheduled to debut in 2013. Ted confronts various issues of unconditional love and stereotypes between a father and his five year old son diagnosed with cancer. The dying boy’s choice of toy will have a ripple effect within the family and relationships become not only stained but problematic as lifestyles and sexual orientations are revealed. We will watch as this simple stuffed bear causes a family to unravel and confront itself. .
Vahid Management and Production Company welcomes Author and Playwright Ted Johnson to our family! .