Jason Dean’s plays have been produced or developed throughout the U.S.
at theatres such as New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter
Theatre Center, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Lark, The Flea, The Civilians, Oregon Shakespeare
Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Amoralists Theatre Company, Geva Theatre Center,
PlayPenn, InterAct Theatre Company, The Playwrights’ Center, Stage Left Theatre,
The VORTEX, Theatre , Seattle Children's Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theater,
People’s Light, Dad's Garage, Actor's Express, Horizon Theatre Company, Essential
Theatre and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. His play In Bloom was a finalist for the Laurents/Hatcher Award, received
the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Prize and was runner-up for the New Dramatists Princess Grace Award.
His play for children, The Transition of Doodle Pequeño, received the AATEDistinguished Play Award, the New England Theatre Conference Aurand Harris Award and has
been anthologized numerous times. Other notable plays include Terminus (Austin
Critics Table Award and two B. Iden Payne Awards), Qualities of Starlight
(Broadway Blacklist, Kesselring Prize nomination and two B. Iden Payne Awards) and
Heartland (National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, InterAct Theatre
Company 20/20 Commission, Austin Critics Table Award and a B. Iden Payne Award).
Fellowships include the Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, the Dramatists
Guild Fellowship and the Sallie B. Goodman/McCarter Theatre Fellowship. Dean is
currently an affiliated writer at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis and a usual suspect at New York Theatre Workshop. He received
his MFA at the University of Texas at Austin Michener Center for Writers.