Philip Dawkins

Philip Dawkins is a Chicago playwright whose plays have been produced all over the country and the world. His critically acclaimed works include Charm (Northlight Theatre), Le Switch (About Face Theater) and Miss Marx: Or The Involuntary Side Effect of Living (Strawdog Theatre), which won the Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work, as well as The Homosexuals (About Face Theater) and Failure: A Love Story (Victory Gardens Theater), both of which received Joseph Jefferson nominations for New Work. This fall, he will be performing in the world premiere of his one man play, The Happiest Place on Earth, at the Greenhouse Theater Center with Sideshow Theatre Company. Look for his musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches (with composer David Mallamud) at Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis next winter. Philip teaches playwriting at Northwestern University, Loyola University Chicago, his alma mater, and through the Victory Gardens ACCESS Program for writers with disabilities. Most of his plays, including his plays for young performers, are available through Playscripts, Inc. and Dramatic Publishing.