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E. Dale Smith

A native of Texas, E. Dale Smith earned his MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University in 2009 and his BFA in Theatre Studies from The University of Texas at Austin in 1997.  He was a 2006 Shubert Playwriting Fellow and a James A. Michener Playwriting Scholar in 1996.  He has had several plays produced in New York and across the country including Iva Secret (2010), Rhoda Heartbreak (2008), Stella Mann (2009) and Rhoda Heartbreak: The Musical (2010).  His play, Divine/Intervention, was featured in the 2015 FringeNYC festival, where it earned “Outstanding Production of a Play”. 

Dale often uses the device of drag and costume as an examination of the shields that we all put up to protect ourselves and the feelings of isolation that arise from hiding behind those shields. His most recent play, Fruma Sarah (Waiting in the Wings), opened at The Cell on 23rd St., Manhattan, in July 2021 starring Jackie Hoffman and Kelly Kinsela.

Mr. Smith is currently seeking representation. He may be contacted through this site.