DANA SCHWARTZ is a Los Angeles writer, director, producer and actress. Her play "@Playaz" was a 2019 O'Neill Finalist and had its World Premiere in November 2021 at the Atwater Playhouse produced by Moving Arts. Her award winning play "Early Birds" had its World Premiere in 2019, and is published by Next Stage Press . "Perspective" enjoyed its World Premiere at Theater at the Museum at LACMA. "The PTA" and "That Time She Proposed" were in several productions of the internationally renowned Car Plays, notably at REDcat LA, Disney Hall, Segerstrom Arts and Costa Mesa. "Undead" was produced at Theater Roulette in Cleveland in 2021, “Magical Roots $20” will be part of the Women in the Arts and Media Collection in 2021, and "O My Days" is published by Montag Press. She is co-creator, writer and stars in the 9 episode Zoom series "Isolation Inn", currently airing online. As an actress she has performed all around the world. She is the co-creator and Producer of Theater at the Museum at LACMA, and is currently the Producer of the MADlab New Play Development Program at Moving Arts, where she is a company member.
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MORE ABOUT ME
I keep doing theater because I love it. I started as an actress, moved to directing after I had kids, and started writing in a fit of pique after a particularly evil PTA meeting. I keep doing theater so that I have a creative outlet. So that I can continue to meet incredible people and learn amazing things. So that I can provide some fun things to do for creative types. I keep doing theater because I'd like to believe that I can give a voice to those may not always have one. I keep doing theater because without it, the world would be a little duller.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Typically I have at least three pieces I'm working on (right now there are five I think!), plus I produce the MADlab New Play Development program at Moving Arts, so I also get to work with writers on their new plays. Plus a little acting and directing. And I have two teen aged boys, so I'm also working on raising nice men. Yay!
Los Angeles, Jewish, comedy, immersive/site-specific, dark comedy, video games, game shows, magic, cruise ship, one location, parenting, dancers, menopause
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