Philip Dawkins

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Playwright, Dramaturg, Theater-maker, Educator, Translator

PHILIP DAWKINS: A playwright and educator whose plays include Failure: A Love Story; Le Switch; The Homosexuals; The Burn; Dr.Seuss’s The Sneetches, the Musical (with composer David Mallamud); Spamtown, USA; The Gentleman Caller; Charm; Miss Marx: Or The Involuntary Side Effect of Living and The Happiest Place on Earth. Philip has won some awards and not won some others. He’s taught playwriting at his alma mater, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, Victory Gardens Theater and the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. Many of Philip’s plays, including his scripts for young performers, are available through Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Inc. and Dramatic Publishing.

HOW I IDENTIFY: Queer, cis gender white man. My pronouns are anything respectful.

LANGUAGES: English and french (Québécois)

Types of Plays: 
I write a lot of plays around the LGBTQIA+ experience, lots of romance/romantic comedy, historical dramas, and plays for young audiences and families. My plays also tend to include a fair amount of intergenerationality.

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