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Meet Jonathan Dorf

Jonathan Dorf


City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Email Address: JonD@laplaywrights.org
Web Address: http://jonathandorf.com

Plays By Jonathan Dorf

4 A.M.4 A.M. (the musical)
A-Bomb WeddingAfter Math
Beef JunkiesBen
BookendsCloseted
Cracked SkyCrash Positions
Day OneDear Chuck
Dear Chuck (one-act)Dolphin
F-StopFrom Shakespeare With Love?
Harry's Hotter at TwilightHarry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
High School (non) MusicalJesus at the Taco Stand
Just Add ZombiesLast Right Before the Void
LeapersMe, My Selfie & I
MenagerieMilk and Cookies
NeverlandNewt Gingrich Visits a Residential Youth Facility Not Near Omaha
Now You See MePepperoni Apocalypse
Play's EndRumors of Polar Bears
Rumors of Polar Bears (one-act)Run Like the Dickens
Stealing Saxophones from Homeless PeopleStraight Eye for the Gay Guy
Sudden Death Debating LeagueSupermodels in Jeopardy
Ten MinutesThank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and other rarely used expressions
The Cooking GeneThe Locker Next 2 Mine
The Locker Next 2 Mine (one-act version)The Magic Hour
The Midnight ClubThe Wash
The White PagesThis Magic Moment
TickingTiny Tim Runs the Marathon
Twisting CarolVital Organs
War of the ButtonsWhatever Happened to Godot?
WingmanX Marks the Spot
Yard WarsYou Should Never Eat Your Heroes
You're Next



Playwright and screenwriter Jonathan Dorf has had his plays produced in all 50 states, as well as in Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America, Australia and New Zealand. He has been a finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award, the Hyperion One Act Award, the Weinberger Playwright Residency and the Interact and Charlotte Rep New Play festivals, and he has worked with such companies as the Walnut Street Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Ensemble Studio Theatre - LA, Moving Arts, the Secret Rose and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. More than 25 of his plays are published by such companies as Playscripts, Original Works, Heuer and Brooklyn Publishers, with monologues published in collections published by Meriwether and Smith & Kraus.  More than 20 other plays are published by YouthPLAYS  (www.youthplays.com), the publisher of plays for young actors and audiences he co-founded.

He is the resident playwriting expert for Final Draft (for whom he created the playwriting "Ask the Expert") and The Writers Store (creator of the popular site Playwriting101.com and playwriting instructor at Screenwriters University), the co-chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights and the former managing director of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center.  He has served as Visiting Associate Professor of Theatre in the MFA playwriting program at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and as United States Cultural Envoy to Barbados. 

Author of Young Playwrights 101, a book for young playwrights and those who teach them, he works extensively with young writers and has been a guest artist at schools and festivals across the United States, and as far away as Singapore.  He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and holds
a BA in Dramatic Writing and Literature from Harvard University and an MFA in Playwriting from UCLA.  He is available to playwrights and screenwriters as a script consultant at The Write Consultant.