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DANA SCHWARTZ is a Los Angeles writer, director, producer and actress. She is a member of the 2023 cohort at Director’s Lab West. Her newest play “Presto!” was completed while working with The Workshop Theater in New York and is a 2023 O’Neill Semi-Finalist. "@Playaz" was a 2019 O'Neill Finalist and had its World Premiere in November 2021 at the Atwater Playhouse produced by Moving Arts. Her award winning play "Early Birds" had its World Premiere in 2019, and is published by Next Stage Press . "Perspective" enjoyed its World Premiere at Theater at the Museum at LACMA.  "The PTA" and "That Time She Proposed" were in several productions of the internationally renowned Car Plays, notably at REDcat LA, Disney Hall, Segerstrom Arts and Costa Mesa. "Undead" was produced at Theater Roulette in Cleveland in 2021, “Magical Roots $20” will be part of the Women in the Arts and Media Collection in 2021, and "O My Days" is published by Montag Press.  She is co-creator, writer and stars in the 9 episode Zoom series "Isolation Inn", currently airing online.  She has directed full length, one acts and short plays around the country.  As an actress she has performed all around the world.  She is the co-creator and Producer of Theater at the Museum at LACMA, and is the Producer of the MADlab New Play Development Program at Moving Arts, where she is the Director of Programming, and a company member.  She is a proud member of Honor Roll, LAFPI, Dramatists Guild and SAG/Aftra.


Dana is an award winning director, specializing in new work. She was part of the 2023 cohort of Directors Lab West. She has directed plays all over the country, including The Road Theatre, Theatre of Note, Lyric Hyperion, Moving Arts, Sacred Fools, Offending Shadows, Theater for the New City, Actors' Co-op, Jewish Federation, Denver Shakespeare, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival.


Dana has performed all over the world in theater, film, TV and voice over work. 

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