Daniel Hirsch is a playwright, screenwriter, and journalist based in Los Angeles who has also called Massachusetts, the Bay Area, and Pittsburgh home. Always an intellectual magpie, his work explores history, politics, queer identity, existential philosophy, technology, what it means to be a human being, and, like, other stuff too.
His theatrical work has appeared at City Theatre, Custom Made Theatre, the Asylum Theater of Las Vegas, Bay One Acts Festival, the SF Olympians Festival, and has been a semi-finalist in the San Francisco Playwright's Foundation Bay Area Playwrights Festival and is a member of Playground LA. 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. He wrote the libretto for a new opera called ID, Please with composer Soosan Lolavar which was performed at Tête à Tête Opera Festival in London in July 2017. 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 and a BA from Stanford University.
Daniel Hirsch is managed by Adam Blum of Freewill Films.