Daniel Hirsch is a playwright, screenwriter, and journalist based in Los Angeles who has also called Massachusetts, the Bay Area, and Pittsburgh home. An intellectual magpie, his work explores history, politics, queer identity, existential philosophy, technology, what it means to be a human being, and, like, some other stuff too.
His theatrical work has appeared at the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival (A 2019 winner), City Theatre of Pittsburgh, Custom Made Theatre, the Asylum Theater of Las Vegas, the Bay One Acts Festival, and has been a semi-finalist in the San Francisco Playwright's Foundation Bay Area Playwrights Festival and shortlisted for the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards. He is a two-time recipient of a screenwriting prize from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for his pilot script Traitorous and his feature-length script Sheepish. His libretto for the opera ID, Please, composed Soosan Lolavar, was performed at Tête à Tête Opera Festival in London. His journalism has appeared in Slate, San Francisco Magazine, SFGate, and The Bold Italic and he has been a recipient of a Society for Professional Journalism award for his work writing about housing issues in San Francisco for the news website Mission Local. He has an MFA in dramatic writing from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.
Daniel Hirsch is managed by Adam Blum of Freewill Films.