Dan Kitrosser is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays include Dead Special Crabs, theMumblings, and The Old Forever New Things. He co-wrote the international hit Tar Baby with comedian Desiree Burch, which The New Yorker called, “Smart, original, refreshing and maybe even necessary.”
For the screen, Dan co-wrote the forthcoming screen adaptation of Justin Torres’ national bestselling novel We the Animals, which is shooting this summer, produced by Cinereach. With Alison Klayman, he co-wrote The Night Witch, a short animated film, commissioned by the NY Times Magazine “The Lives They Lived” series. He and Alison are currently working on a television series called The Move about Black and Jewish relations in 1980s Philadelphia as part of a TimeWarner’s 150 Fellowship.
Dan is a 2016 TimeWarner 150 Fellow, a 2014 Sundance Screenwriting Fellow, a 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg Playwriting Fellow, a 2015 TerraNOVA Collective Groundbreaker, a Maryland Filmmakers Fellow and for his writing of Tar Baby, Dan received the Fringe First Award for Playwriting at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a Special Citation from Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Awards.
Dan is also the founding Artistic Director of Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival, a festival of plays written by playwrights ages 6 – 19 from all over the world, now in its 7th year.
He has taught playwriting and screenwriting for Writopia Lab, Fairleigh-Dickinson College of New Jersey, and master classes at The New School for Drama and The Thomas Frank Center in Marshal Michigan.
Dan splits his time between Portland, OR and New York City.