Dan Berkowitz

Playwright Librettist

Dan Berkowitz is a member of the Council of The Dramatists Guild of America, the professional association of playwrights, composers, and lyricists; and Co-Chair of The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. His work has been produced off-Broadway, at major regional theatres, and in colleges and community theatres across the United States and Canada.

 

His plays and musicals are available for production, and he personally is available for consultation and assignments writing, producing, and directing. His produced work for the stage includes A… My Name Is Still Alice (co-author), a musical revue which began at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, moved to Second Stage in New York, and has since been produced at major regional theatres, as well as community and college theatres around the United States and Canada; Miami Beach Monsters (co-author), a musical which ran for four months at New York’s Triad Theatre; There’s No Place Like Hollywood (co-author), nominated for the Theatre LA Ovation Award for Best Musical; and many others. Among his dozens of short plays, When Oprah Says Goodbye was a finalist for the 2011 Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and A Lovely Little Life was a finalist for The Seven: Worlds Collide at Fusion Theatre in Albuquerque; both have since been produced around the country. In addition to writing, Dan has produced and/or directed scores of plays, musicals, and cabaret revues, as well as several seasons of syndicated television programming ("The David Susskind Show", winner of 20 Emmy Awards), and a raft of commercials and industrial and educational videos.

 

He is a graduate of Princeton University, did graduate work in theatre at the University of California, Berkeley, and studied with famed acting teacher Stella Adler.