Tags: Drama; Playwriting; Screenwriting

Dorothy Fortenberry

Film, Stage

Dorothy Fortenberry is a Los Angeles-based playwright and television writer. Most recently, she has been a writer for The Handmaid’s Tale, an Emmy award-winning Hulu original adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel. Fortenberry’s plays include Partners, Mommune, Caitlin and the Swan, Good Egg, and Status Update. Her work has been developed at Arena Stage, Ars Nova, Geva Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others, and has been produced by Center Rep, Chalk Rep, Live Wire, Red Fern Theatre, and The Management.

Fortenberry is a winner of the 2011 Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights and is a two-time finalist for the O’Neill Conference (for her plays Status Update and Mommune). Selected for the 2013 Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop, she has had residencies including the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Program, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Page 73. She is a member of the Playwrights Union, a founding company member of Tilted Field, and was se. She received an MFA from Yale School of Drama.

Half-Full of Grace | essay | Los Angeles Review of Books
Q&A with Dorothy Fortenberry by Dan Berkowitz | Q&A | The Los Angeles Post
For Love or Money: Dorothy Fortenberry’s Humana Fest Premiere ‘Partners’ | review | WFPL

Festival Years: 2018