Jonathan Dorf

Librettist Playwright

Jonathan Dorf is the author of more than 40 published plays with over 2000 productions worldwide. His particular focus is on plays for teens, which include such titles as 4 A.M. (and its stand-alone sequel, The Magic Hour), Declaration, Me, My Selfie & I, After Math, Harry's Hotter at Twilight, Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet, Dear Chuck,  Rumors of Polar Bears and The Locker Next 2 Mine. He co-founded publisher YouthPLAYS and is chair emeritus of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.  He created the content for and for more than a decade taught playwriting through Screenwriters University. He has served as Visiting Associate Professor in the MFA Playwriting and Children's Lit programs at Hollins University, as United States Cultural Envoy to Barbados and has been a guest speaker at schools and festivals ranging from the International Thespian Festival and the EdTA annual conference to Singapore's Asian Festival of Children's Content.  BA in Dramatic Writing and Literature, Harvard University; MFA in Playwriting, UCLA.