Daniel Reitz

BLOOD STROKES

Faggot is the newest, most inflammatory, most polarizing in-yer-face-queer iTunes sensation. His concerts are getting bigger, the uproar louder, the costumes more outlandish, the “fans” more thuggish. Homo hero? Cynical instigator? Political activist? Performance artist? Tonight, the unwelcome truth waits in the dressing room.

FALL FORWARD

A play about choices and figuring out what really matters, originally performed in a Methodist Church two blocks from the World Trade Center.

PUCKER UP AND BLOW

David, a young actor with only children's theatre credits, is making his Broadway debut in a play by New York's "most inflammatory” playwright—but it means nudity and performing a lewd sex act. What's more important? Dignity or career?

RULES OF THE UNIVERSE

Two restrooms in different parts of the city. In one, two men; in the other, one woman. Each seek something different: love, power, refuge.

THE THREE SISTERS

Three sisters, Olga, Irina and Masha, gather in a downtown Manhattan restaurant to celebrate Irina’s birthday. Along the way they drink too much wine, share vicodin, commiserate about unhappy love lives and exile to the outer boroughs, and wonder whether they will ever be able to afford their beloved Upper West Side again.

Daniel Reitz is a playwright and screenwriter living in New York City. His plays include Turnabout, Studies for a Portrait, Rules of the Universe, Fall Forward, Chat, Lowlife, Perfect Evening, Three Sisters and Urban Folk Tales. He is the recipient of a Lippmann New Frontier Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, a commission from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a New York Innovative Theatre Award and a Dramalogue Award. Other honors include residencies at the Edward Albee Foundation, the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers in Scotland, the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Yaddo Corporation. His plays have been published by Smith and Kraus, New York Theatre Experience, United Stages, and Playscripts, Inc., and have been developed and produced at theatres including the Mark Taper Forum, The Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Manhattan Class Company, Naked Angels, New York Stage and Film, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Sitelines Festival, and Off-West-End in London.

His screenplays include Urbania, his feature film adaptation of his play, Urban Folk Tales, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and won “Best Film” prizes in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Provincetown, and San Francisco film festivals prior to being released by Lions Gate Films. He has also written and directed several short films, which have been screened at film festivals in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is a member of New Dramatists and Ensemble Studio Theatre.