Jeffrey Dorchen

Jeffrey Dorchen (Translator/Composer) is an award-winning, internationally produced playwright, as well as a screenwriter, fiction writer, essayist, songwriter, and past contributor to This American Life. He is co-founder of the Chicago fringe theater troupe, Theater Oobleck, now in its 31st year of staging original work. He has written, produced and performed in numerous works for Oobleck as well as his solo theater company, Theater for the Age of Gold, which was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation grant. His plays have been produced in Los Angeles by The Actor’s Gang, Zoo District, and Sacred Fools. He is also, since 1998, a weekly contributor to the current affairs radio program “This Is Hell” produced at WNUR FM 89.3 in Evanston, IL.

He is co-writer and co-producer of the feature film Basmati Blues, a romantic musical comedy starring Brie Larson and Donald Sutherland, set in India,scheduled for release in 2016. Jeffrey lives in Los Angeles.

posted 10/02/2016