Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Authors
Jonathan Dorf is a Los Angeles-based playwright, screenwriter, teacher and script consultant, whose plays have been produced in every US state and on every continent but Antarctica. He is Co-Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, founder of publishing company YouthPLAYS, creator of Playwriting101.com, resident playwriting expert at The Writers Store and a longtime playwriting advisor to Final Draft. He authored playwriting textbook Young Playwrights 101, directed the theatre program at The Haverford School and spent three years at Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Arts Conservatory as playwright-in-residence. A frequent guest artist at Thespian conferences and schools, he has served as Visiting Associate Professor in the MFA Playwriting and Children's Literature programs at Hollins University, and as United States cultural envoy to Barbados. He holds a BA in Dramatic Writing and Literature from Harvard College and an MFA in Playwriting from UCLA. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild and the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (of which he is the former managing director), and his website is jonathandorf.com.