DARIA POLATIN is an award-winning playwright, TV writer and author. She is currently writing for Amazon’s upcoming TV series “Jack Ryan,” starring John Krasinski, and wrote for Hulu’s psychic drama “Shut Eye.”
As a playwright Daria’s work includes Palmyra, 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,” 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 was a recent member of Center Theatre Group’s Writers’ Workshop, completed a playwriting residency with London’s Royal Court Theatre, earned her B.F.A. from Boston University, and her M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University. She is a founding member of The Kilroys, the advocacy group who assembles the Black List of plays by female and trans writers, The List.
Daria’s thriller novel Devil in Ohio will be published by Macmillan in 2017.
Awards: Kennedy Center/A.C.T.F. Best One-Act Play, Wasserstein Prize Nominee, Middle East America Playwriting Prize Honorable Mention, Princess Grace Award Finalist. Plays published by Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing Co., and Vintage Books. www.dariapolatin.com