Artistic Director, BFA in Dramatic ArtsProfile:
Jon Robin Baitz's plays include "Other Desert Cities", "The Film Society", "The Substance of Fire", "Three Hotels", "A Fair Country", "Ten Unknowns" "Mizlansky/Zilinsky", a new version of Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" which was produced on Broadway in 2001, and "The Paris Letter". He is the creator of the hit ABC TV show "Brothers & Sisters, which he also executive produced for the first two seasons before leaving to come back to New York and return to playwriting full time. His PBS film version of "Three Hotels" won a Humanitas Award. Other screenplays include "The Substance of Fire" based on his play, and "People I know", which starred Al Pacino. He has also written episodes of "West Wing" and "Alias". He is a two-time Pulitzer finalist, an outer critic circle award winner, Guggenheim, and NEA fellow, and American Academy of Arts & Letters Award winner, as well as a founding member and a former artistic director of New York's Naked Angels theatre company.