Hudson River Classics Hudson, NY | Congregation Knesset Israel Pittsfield, MA
Hedgerow Theater Rose Valley, PA | Love Creek Productions NYC | Playwrights Circle Palm Springs, CA | Stage 3 Theatre Company, Sonora, CA
O’Neill Playwrights Conference Waterford, CT
Playwrights Center San Francisco, CA | Lark Theatre, NYC | Brick Playhouse Philadelphia, PA
Hudson River Classics, Hudson, NY
Hedgerow Theatre Rose Valley, PA | World Premiere Theatre Eureka, CA | New York State Theater Syracuse, NY
Hudson River Classics Hudson, NY | Bloomington Playwrights Project Bloomington, IN
Walnut Street Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Wilma Theatre Philadelphia, PA | Dubuque Fine Arts Players Dubuque, IA | International Theatre Vienna, Austria | City Theatre Co. Pittsburgh, PA | Drama League of New York NYC | Dayton Playhouse Dayton, OH
New Plays for Dog Days Norfolk, VA | Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Beverly Hills, CA | Theatres Breaking Through Barriers NYC | Hudson River Classics Hudson, NY
Hedgerow Theatre Rose Valley, PA | International Mystery Writers Festival Owensboro, KY
Hedgerow Theatre Rose Valley, PA
Dubuque Fine Arts Players Festival Award * ONeill Playwrights Conference Fellowship * Drama League of New York Award * NY State Theatre Award * Dayton Playhouse Prize * Norfolk New Plays for Dog Days Festival * Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Prize * San Francisco Playwrights Centers Showcase * Stanley Drama Award of Wagner College * New York City’s Love Creek Productions Award * Lark Theater Showcase * Stage Three Theatre Festival * Philadelphia Brick Playhouse International Award * Playwrights Circle * Hudson River Classics Award * International Mystery Writers Festival * New York’s Breaking Through Barriers * Hudson River Classics * Jewish Ensemble Theatre * Reston Community Players
Don Drake has had productions and readings in Philadelphia, New York City, San Francisco, Vienna (Austria), Norfolk, Palm Springs and several other cities and has won many competitions, including a staged reading at the O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. He has been writing all his life, first as a precocious kid in grade school and later in adult life as a journalist and playwright. He ended up combining these two careers with each one benefiting from the other. As special projects writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the news stories he did provided compelling material for his plays. And as a playwright, he pioneered the use of playwriting techniques to dramatize and explain complex news events. The technique was so successful that he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist three times and one of the narrative stories he edited won a Pulitzer. Though he loved his work as a journalist, playwriting was his first love and he ultimately left the Inquirer to become a full-time playwright.
He is a member of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and the Dramatists Guild of America.