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Dan Bernitt

Dan Bernitt is an award-winning playwright, performer, and teaching artist. His performances include Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods and Phi Alpha Gamma.

Hailed as “one of America’s next great monologists,” he’s been performing and touring his work in venues across the United States since 2004. He’s also performed internationally in Ireland and Italy.

A recipient of the Robert Chesley Award for Lesbian and Gay Playwriting, his books, Dose: Plays & Monologues and Phi Alpha Gamma, were named finalists for the Lambda Literary Award. He’s also been awarded grants and fellowships and served on panels for state arts agencies.

He holds an MFA in Playwriting from The New School and a BA in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky. Regularly a guest teaching artist at colleges and universities, he also serves as chair of the creative writing program at the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts.