Philip Dawkins is a Chicago playwright and educator. His plays include Failure: A Love Story (Victory Gardens Theater), Le Switch (About Face Theatre, The Jungle), The Homosexuals (About Face Theater), and Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches, the Musical with composer David Mallamud (Children’s Theater Company, Minneapolis), as well as many plays for young audiences and performers. He received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work for his plays Charm (Northlight Theatre, MCC Theatre Company) and Miss Marx: Or The Involuntary Side Effect of Living (Strawdog Theatre), as well a the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance for his play, The Happiest Place on Earth (Side Show Theatre/Greenhouse Theater Center). Winter 2018, look for his plays, The Burn with Steppenwolf for Young Audiences and The Gentleman Caller with Raven Theatre, Chicago and later with Abingdon Theatre, NYC. Philip teaches playwriting at Northwestern University, Loyola University Chicago, DePaul University and through the Victory Gardens ACCESS Program.
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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.
Le Switch by Philip Dawkins will run October 27-December 3, 2017 as part of New Conservatory Theatre Center's 2017-2018 season.