Philip Dawkins is a Chicago playwright and educator whose plays have been performed all over the world. His plays include Failure: A Love Story (Victory Gardens Theater), Le Switch (About Face Theatre, The Jungle), The Homosexuals (About Face Theater), The Burn (Steppenwolf for Young Audiences), Dr.Seuss’s The Sneetches, the Musical with composer David Mallamud (Children’s Theater Company, Minneapolis) and The Gentleman Caller (Raven Theatre, Chicago; Abingdon Theatre, NY). He received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work for his plays Charm (Northlight Theatre; MCC) and Miss Marx: Or The Involuntary Side Effect of Living (Strawdog Theatre), as well as the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance for his play, The Happiest Place on Earth (Sideshow Theatre/Greenhouse Theater Center). Philip has been a resident at the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers in Scotland and the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. Philip currently teaches playwriting at his alma mater, Loyola University Chicago. Many of his plays, including his scripts for young performers, are available through Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Inc. and Dramatic Publishing. Philip also performs with the French/English bilingual improv group, Frogprov.
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Affiated writer Philip Dawkins's play THE GENTLEMAN CALLER received its world premier extended run in Chicago at The Raven Theater in the spring of 2018, running concurrently with its NYC premier at the Abingdon Theater Co.
CHARM, by affilated writer Philip Dawkins, enjoyed an extended run at MCC Theater in New York in fall 2017, under the direction of Will Davis.
The New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco will produce the regional premiere of Philip Dawkins' play Le Switch, running from October through December 2017.
Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is working with playwright Philip Dawkins to create a new play set in Austin, MN during the 1980s Hormel Strike.