Denis Woychuk

DENIS WOYCHUK is a writer, lyricist, photographer, painter, interdisciplinary artist, and entrepreneur. He’s had four musicals produced, most notably ATTORNEY FOR THE DAMNED, A Rock Musical, about which the New York Times said, “Maybe what musical theater, at its best, can still be.” It was based on his experience as a lawyer for the criminally insane at a maximum security hospital.

Woychuk has an M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.  He’s had two children’s books in series published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, and his memoir, Attorney For The Damned: A Lawyer’s Life With The Criminally Insane, often under option for a TV series, was published by The Free Press.  He’s written for the New York Times Book Review (Roald Dahl, Toni Morrison) and his work has been anthologized, most notably in American Monsters, edited by Jack Newfield and Mark Jacobson.  He has also been credited as Series Editor for some of the KGB Bar Readers, of which there were five. His photography has been published in “S”, the international fashion magazine.

Although Woychuk painted on and off all his life, he discontinued for a number of years to write —and to practice law. However, with the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022, he could only find comfort with a brush. He began his Invasion Protest Paintings on window screens, found wood, whatever was handy—and today continues on canvas. His work will be shown this December at the Miami Art Fair.
Woychuk is also the founder of the famed literary watering hole, KGB Bar, as well as the Kraine Gallery and the Kraine Theater.