Dylan Schifrin

Dylan Schifrin

Dylan Schifrin is an award-winning playwright, composer/lyricist and librettist. Dylan's work has been distinguished by the Blank Theatre Company, the California Playwrights Project, the National YoungArts Foundation (Finalist in Playwriting), The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, ASCAP, The Foundation for New American Musicals and New Musicals Inc. (2021 New Voices Project Finalist). His work for TV has...
Dylan Schifrin is an award-winning playwright, composer/lyricist and librettist. Dylan's work has been distinguished by the Blank Theatre Company, the California Playwrights Project, the National YoungArts Foundation (Finalist in Playwriting), The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, ASCAP, The Foundation for New American Musicals and New Musicals Inc. (2021 New Voices Project Finalist). His work for TV has been distinguished by Stage 32. He is a six-time published author at YouthPLAYS, through which his work has been licensed and performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia.

Dylan's writing deals often with LGBTQ+ themes and the Millenial/Gen Z experience railing against a world hostile to our generation. He is a member of ASCAP, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Librettists Workshop (2021-2022) and the IAMA Theatre Company Under 30 Playwrights Lab (2021-2022). He is an in-house songwriter and music director at the YouTube/TikTok production company, Pixel Playhouse.

Plays

  • Y2K: A Survivalist Musical
    Y2K-era doomsday preppers grapple with uncertainty in this immersive musical about echo chambers, apocalypticism and the danger of misinformation.
  • Next of Kin
    A girl with nothing turns to a woman with everything. Families collide, failure is ubiquitous. A play about mothers and motherhood that questions how we recover from tragedy when our caregivers lack what they are expected to impart. Based on true events.
  • Key Change
    A college junior comes out as trans to her all-male a cappella group, prompting discussions of history, tradition and masculinity. An interrogation of the all-male space.
  • All of You
    An prodigious chemist with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) risks everything to free herself from the pain of her past. A play about loss, escape and the growing intersection of hard science and psychology.
  • The Exceptional Childhood Center
    On Reggie Watson’s first day at a highly competitive preschool, he makes a critical error that may threaten his entire future—but it also teaches him and his classmates what it truly means to be exceptional. A satire of the author's wildly competitive high school, spun as a cutthroat preschool.