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Daniel Goldfarb

DANIEL GOLDFARB made his Broadway debut with MARTIN SHORT: FAME BECOMES ME.  His off-Broadway credits include CRADLE AND ALL and SARAH, SARAH both at Manhattan Theatre Club; THE RETRIBUTIONISTS at Playwrights Horizons; MODERN ORTHODOX at Dodger Stages; and ADAM BAUM AND THE JEW MOVIE at Blue Light, which won the Oppenheimer Award for Best New York debut, the Canadian Authors Association Award for Best Play, and was a Dramatist’s Guild Hull-Warriner Award Finalist.  Regional credits include the musicals PARTY COME HERE at Williamstown Theatre Festival and RADIO GIRL at Goodspeed.  His plays have been produced and developed regionally across the country and are published by Dramatists Play Service. Television includes two seasons in the writer’s room on Rogue (DirecTV), for which he wrote episodes 108 and 207 and the accompanying webseries; pilots for Showtime and CBS; and an episode of The Electric Company (PBS).  Film includes screenplays for HBO and Chicago Films. Current film and TV includes the screenplay A FAIR MARRIAGE for Maven Pictures, and comedy pilot NUCLEAR FAMILY for Sphere Media.   Daniel is a graduate of The Juilliard School and NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing at Tisch (BFA, MFA), where he is now on faculty as Area Head of Playwriting.  He serves on the council of the Dramatist’s Guild where he sits on the steering committee and Chairs the publications committee that oversees The Dramatist magazine.  He is a member of the WGAE, WGC, and MCC’s Playwrights Coalition. (October 2013)

Interview

Tim Sanford and Daniel Goldfarb

Tim: How did you become a playwright? Daniel: I started writing short stories as soon as I could write, when I was seven or eight years old. I went to the school of the arts in high school, and I was a drama major. And there was a one act play festival of student written, acted, and produced plays, and I wrote a play in eleventh grade, and it got picked, and it was really a life changing moment. I knew immediately that I wasn’t an actor, that I was a writer. So I had three plays produced in a row, and I applied to NYU and came to New York to study playwriting. Then I went to grad school at Juilliard.