Dan Kitrosser is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and storyteller. He co-wrote the screenplay WE THE ANIMALS which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2018, winning the NEXT Innovator Award, the 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 THIRD PERSON was just nominated for a Wilde Award for Best Script after its production at the Great Escape Theater in Marshall, Michigan. 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. 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 the Artistic Director of Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival. He received his MFA from The New School for Drama in 2014. Dan is currently on faculty at The New School for Performing Arts, and has taught at Writopia Lab, The Ape, Couch Collective, Bag n’ Baggage and in 2013, he was awarded a Gold Model for Excellence for teaching Creative Writing from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.