Dylan Schifrin

Dylan Schifrin

Dylan Schifrin is an award-winning LGBTQ and Hispanic playwright, composer/lyricist and librettist. Distinctions include the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (NMTC Semifinalist), New Musicals Inc. (New Voices Project Finalist), IAMA Theatre Company (Emerging Playwrights Lab Member), the Civilians (R&D Group Semifinalist), the Blank Theatre Company (YPF Finalist), the National YoungArts Foundation (...
Dylan Schifrin is an award-winning LGBTQ and Hispanic playwright, composer/lyricist and librettist. Distinctions include the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (NMTC Semifinalist), New Musicals Inc. (New Voices Project Finalist), IAMA Theatre Company (Emerging Playwrights Lab Member), the Civilians (R&D Group Semifinalist), the Blank Theatre Company (YPF Finalist), the National YoungArts Foundation (Finalist in Playwriting), ASCAP, and the Foundation for New American Musicals (MUSI-CAL, SHOWSEARCH). Dylan is a member of ASCAP, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and UNTITLED Musical Project, a new writers group for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ musical theater writers based in NYC. Dylan's writing for TV has been distinguished by ScreenCraft and Stage 32, among others. He is a music assistant to Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (current projects: UP HERE, THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER). B.A. Yale College, Musical Theatre Composition (with distinction).

Plays

  • No One Wants To Work Anymore.
    Six hires are absorbed into a mysterious mega-corporation, but must complete an unconventional onboarding process first—trek through Antarctica, don't freeze to death and hopefully build up a managerial skillset along the way. In this fevered musical interrogation of hustle culture, burnout and the growing anti-work movement, optimizing the machine often means derailing your own sanity.
  • Y2K: An Immersive Musical
    Riley grew up among Y2K-era doomsday preppers in rural Nebraska. So did her best friend Ben, and now he's in love with Riley's father Michael, the charismatic, omnipresent colony leader, even though Ben's supposed to be repopulation partners with Riley. But when Riley falls in love with one of the "sheeple" from outside the colony, she embarks on a secret mission to test her father...
    Riley grew up among Y2K-era doomsday preppers in rural Nebraska. So did her best friend Ben, and now he's in love with Riley's father Michael, the charismatic, omnipresent colony leader, even though Ben's supposed to be repopulation partners with Riley. But when Riley falls in love with one of the "sheeple" from outside the colony, she embarks on a secret mission to test her father's validity—with Ben or without. This immersive musical about echo chambers, "us" vs. "them" mentality and the danger of misinformation has us follow Riley's escape as she grapples with uncertainty in a new world just as resistant to the truth as her own.
  • 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 written for high school and college-aged performers.