DARIA POLATIN is a playwright, TV writer, and author, currently writing on the upcoming Hulu drama series “Shut Eye.”
As a playwright Daria’s work includes In Tandem, Guidance, That First Fall, D.C., and The Luxor Express, inspired by her father’s life growing up in Egypt. Her work has been produced at The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Naked Angels, Golden Thread, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Cape Cod Theater Project, Noor Theater, The Wilshire Ebell Theatre, in London and Hong Kong. Daria directed her play Laura & Sebastian (and Jordan & Bliss) in Los Angeles as part of “Unscreened,” starring Kelli Garner, Michael Stahl-David, and Joshua Leonard, co-produced by Anonymous Content, and directed a new play written by and starring “Game of Thrones”‘ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Daria wrote and directed the short film “Till It Gets Weird.”
Daria is a current member of Center Theatre Group’s Writers’ Workshop, completed a residency with London’s Royal Court Theatre, earned her BFA from Boston University, and her MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. She is an alumna of Youngblood, and founding member of The Kilroys, the advocacy group for female and trans playwrights and gender parity on the American stage.
Awards: Kennedy Center/ACTF Best One-Act Play, Middle East America Playwriting Prize Honorable Mention, Wasserstein Prize Nominee, Princess Grace Award Finalist. Plays published by Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing Company and Vintage Books.
Daria’s upcoming novel Devil in Ohio will be published in 2017 by Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan.