Ilana Turner

Playwright

LA Stage Raw Playwriting award-nominee Ilana Turner’s first play, the award-winning "O Réjane," premiered in 2014 to critical acclaim. That play also led to Ilana’s first screenwriting job, for an Oscar-nominated Exec. Producer. Her one-hour figure skating pilot “Center” is a PAGE Awards Quarter-finalist and Austin Film Festival Second Rounder. "Choke Point," co-written with Adam Scott Epstein, is a Final Draft Big Break Quarter Finalist. Ilana’s monologue "Sugar Coat It" is included in “LGBT Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny,” out now from Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. Also an actress, Ilana is currently streaming in Drake Doremus’ feature "Newness," opposite Nicholas Hoult. She has also worked for HBO, SyFy Channel, and Spike TV. In March, she starred in the workshop of Jennifer Maisel’s “Match” in L.A. Claims to fame as an ex-pro figure skater: a show with Kristi Yamaguchi, knowing what Brian Boitano would do (on ice, anyway), and leaving the rink 10 minutes before Nancy got hit on the knee. Ilana holds a BA in theater and dance from Hampshire College. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.