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Jonathan Dorf is a Los Angeles-based playwright, screenwriter, teacher and script consultant, whose plays have been produced in every US state, as well as in Canada, Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. He is Co-Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights and the Resident Playwriting Expert for Final Draft and The Writers Store. He directed the theatre program at The Haverford School and spent three years at Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Arts Conservatory as playwright-in-residence. A frequent guest artist at Thespian conferences and schools, he has served as Visiting Professor of Theatre in the MFA Playwriting and Children's Literature programs at Hollins University, and as United States cultural envoy to Barbados. He holds a BA in Dramatic Writing and Literature from Harvard College and an MFA in Playwriting from UCLA. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild and the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (of which he is the former managing director), and his website is

4 A.M.
A-Bomb Wedding
Beef Junkies
Bullying, Ink.
The Cooking Gene
Cracked Sky
Day One
Dear Chuck
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Follow That Funny
From Shakespeare with Love?
Harry's Hotter at Twilight
Last Right Before the Void
The Locker Next 2 Mine
Me, My Selfie and I
Middle Schoolin' It
Now You See Me
On the Edge: Challenging Short Plays for Teen Actors
Pepperoni Apocalypse
Play's End
Rumors of Polar Bears
Straight Eye for the Gay Guy
Vital Organs
War of the Buttons
The White Pages
You're Next
Young Playwrights 101: Revised Edition

Ed Shockley, MFA is author of more than fifty plays. His works have set five box office records and been honored with numerous awards, including the Stephen Sondheim Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Musical Theatre, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts and PA State Arts Council Playwrights Fellowship. He has received commissions for youth theatre plays from Seattle Children's Theatre, Children's Theatre of Charlotte, Dallas Children's Theatre, Black Spectrum Theatre and the Harlem Renaissance Theatre. His historical short film, Stone Mansion, aired on Showtime television.  Website:

The Boston Massacre
Follow That Funny
Kadija & Swann
Little Miss Dreamer (A Nite in the Life of Bessie Smith)
The Milli Vanilli Orchestra
Murder (Comedy) in Space!
Nobody's Listening
On the Edge: Challenging Short Plays for Teen Actors
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
The Stalking Horse
A Stranger on the Bus
Sunset Johnson
The Tea Servant



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Hollie Michaels is also a classically trained singer and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

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