Dan Kitrosser is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and storyteller. He cowrote the screenplay for WE THE ANIMALS which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2018, winning the NEXT: Innovator Award, Best Narrative at OutFest 2018 and is nominated for 5 Independent Spirit Awards and a GLAAD Award. His plays include TAR BABY, DEAD SPECIAL CRABS (monologues published in Smith & Kraus Best Men’s and Women’s) and THE MUMBLINGS (optioned for TV series by FOX) and you can hear Dan as the host of the acclaimed iHeartRadio podcast SVETLANA! SVETLANA!, a ten-episode podcast about Dan’s obsessions with Josef Stalin’s daughter.
Dan is the 2018 Peter Shaffer Award Winner, a 2016 TimeWarner 150 Fellow, a 2014 Sundance Screenwriting Fellow, a 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg Playwriting Fellow, a 2015 TerraNOVA Collective Groundbreaker, a Maryland Filmmakers Fellow and for his writing of TAR BABY, Dan received the Fringe First Award for Playwriting at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a Special Citation from Amnesty InternationalÕs Freedom of Expression Awards. Dan just received the coveted Fringie Award at the 2023 Philadelphia Fringe Festival for his show HOMOS! A Solo Disaster Musical, bitch.
Dan is the Artistic Director of Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival, a festival of plays written by young playwrights from all over the world, now in its 15th year. He received his MFA from The New School for Drama and serves as an adjunct professor at Temple University. He lives in South Philadelphia with his fabulous husband Jordan and his narcissistic dog, Gemma.