Meet Our Authors

Jonathan Dorf

Jonathan Dorf 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 and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. He is chair emeritus of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, and for many years served as resident playwriting expert for The Writers Store and Final Draft, Inc. 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 Teaching Artist Alliance, The Dramatists Guild (where he's on the Education Committee) and the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (of which he is the former managing director), and he is co-founder and managing partner of YouthPLAYS. Website:

Ed Shockley

Ed Shockley 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. Web: