Tags: Drama; Playwriting; Screenwriting

Dorothy Fortenberry

Film, Stage

Dorothy Fortenberry is currently a producer and writer on the Emmy Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. Prior to that, she spent three years on the writing staff for the CW series The 100. She also developed and sold a pilot, Witch Hunt, with filmmaker Ry Russo-Young and Fabrik Entertainment to the Bravo network. In 2017, IAMA Theatre Company produced the world premiere production of Fortenberry's play Species Native to California, a modern re-telling of The Cherry Orchard. Her play Partners had its world premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Fortenberry's essays on subjects including faith, fear, and the politics of country music have appeared in The Los Angeles Review of BooksReal Simple, and Pacific Standard. Dorothy is a recipient of the Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and she has an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama.

Half-Full of Grace | essay | Los Angeles Review of Books
Q&A with Dorothy Fortenberry by Dan Berkowitz | Q&A | The Los Angeles Post
For Love or Money: Dorothy Fortenberry’s Humana Fest Premiere ‘Partners’ | review | WFPL
The Ride of Her Life | essay | Real Simple
The message to take from The Handmaid’s Tale – according to one of the show’s writers | article | iNews

Festival Years: 2018