We’re starting to learn more about what excommunicated Apple executive Scott Forstall is up to after years of flying under the radar. The former head of iOS is an advisor to Snapchat, and although he will likely continue to be involved in the tech scene, his interests are quite eclectic.
The man who was famously kicked out of Apple after numerous disputes that ended in the Apple Maps disaster is now a Broadway producer.
In his first tweet ever, Forstall announced today that he is co-producing a award-winning Broadway musical with his wife called Fun Home that’s opening this weekend. It’s the first public announcement of any kind he’s made since he left Apple in late 2012.
I’m thrilled to be co-producing the Broadway musical Fun Home http://t.co/PqrKKZGcxY opening this Sunday. Bravo to the phenomenal team!
— Scott Forstall (@forstall) April 17, 2015
According to the playbill, it’s “Scott and Molly Forstall’s first foray on Broadway after years in Silicon Valley. They share their love of theatre with their children, Freya and Nils, both of whom are enthusiastic theatregoers and performers.”
Forstall’s Twitter bio reads, “Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Inventor. Producer.” All of which are likely clues to what he plans to do now that he’s presumably free of whatever agreement he had with Apple to stay out of the public eye. Since he’s been so private for the last few years, it was starting to seem likely that he had retired for good.
Whether he takes more of a backseat role in tech and chooses to only advise companies remains to be seen, but the boisterous Apple veteran could easily get some sort of startup of his own off the ground with plenty of support in Silicon Valley.
Or he could make a musical about his time at Apple, which would be incredibly entertaining.