Dan Kitrosser is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and storyteller. He cowrote the screenplay for WE THE ANIMALS which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2018, winning the NEXT: Innovator Award, Best Narrative at OutFest 2018 and is nominated for 5 Independent Spirit Awards and a GLAAD Award. His plays include TAR BABY (First Fringe Award, Edinburgh Fringe, and an Amnesty International Citation for Excellence), DEAD SPECIAL CRABS (monologues published in Smith & Kraus Best Men’s and Women’s…) and THE MUMBLINGS (optioned for TV series by FOX). He is currently working on the screen adaptation of Anne Tyler’s novel SEARCHING FOR CALEB and his play SVETLANA! SVETLANA! will premiere at Bag n Baggage Theatre in September of 2020!
Dan was also the resident storyteller for Central Park and Bryant Park for much of the 2000s, and is the Artistic Director of Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival, a festival of plays written by young playwrights from all over the world, now in its 10th year. He received his MFA from The New School for Drama in 2014, where he is now on faculty.
Dan is the 2018 Peter Shaffer Award Winner, 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 currently the executive producer for a forthcoming TV show for HBOMax and his screen adaptation of Edouard Louis’ novel HISTORY OF VIOLENCE for Flute Films will go into production in the fall. He is currently working with iHeartRadio and The Documentary Group on SVETLANA! SVETLANA!, a ten-episode podcast about Josef Stalin’s daughter, which will begin airing in October 2022.
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