EDWARD POMERANTZ has written the movie
CAUGHT, a novel
INTO IT (Dial Press),
the plays BRISBURIAL and
A TUNE BEYOND US (produced by the New Federal Theatre), the play
THE REWRITE (produced by Kinitiras, the Greek dance theatre company, for the Athens Fringe Festival),
two LAW and ORDER episodes, THE PRINCESS AND THE
CABBIE, a CBS Television Movie starring Valerie Bertinelli, three
After-School Specials (including NEW YORK CITY TOO FAR FROM TAMPA BLUES,
winner of the Writers Guild Award, and THE GOLD BUG, an Emmy winner),
and over 30 commissioned screenplays and teleplays for movies and TV.
He has received two Writers Guild Awards, a CAPS
Grant, a Ford Foundation Grant, three John Golden Awards, and the ABC-TV
Playwright-In-Residence Grant at the Yale Drama School.
DANCING ON QUICKSAND, THE
COLLECTED PLAYS OF EDWARD POMERANTZ, 2nd Edition, and THREE ORIGINAL
SCREENPLAYS, published by The Educational Publisher, available in
NOTHING PERSONAL and
A CHANGE OF PACE, his one-act plays published by
Ms Magazine, have been performed by Marlo Thomas, Judith Light, Lorraine
Bracco, Barbara Feldon, and Betty Buckley.
A CHANGE OF PACE is included in the anthology 35 IN TEN, and his one-act plays
I HATE WHEN IT GETS DARK SO EARLY
THE PEACEKEEPER have been selected as Finalists for the Heideman Award by the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
THE PEACEKEEPER was also a Finalist at the 35th Annual Samuel French Short Play Festival.
Stagings of his play
OF FILTHY THINGS have been performed at the Actors Studio in New
York and the Edgemar Theatre Center in Los Angeles.
QUICKSAND, an evening of his six short plays, was
the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles with Paul Mazursky and Jenny O'Hara.
Other New York
stagings of his work include
directed by Robert M. Young, with Kevin Anderson and Julie Halston at
the Westside Theatre, SHENANIGANS with David Strathairn, Betty Buckley,
James Gammon, and Dylan Baker at The Kitchen,
THE PEACEKEEPER and
A MAN DANCING with Joyce Griffen and Valery Oisteanu at the Maxine Greene
Play Reading Salon, THE PEACEKEEPER with Karen Murphy at the 2010 Samuel
French Short Play Festival,
SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU and
I HATE WHEN
IT GETS DARK SO EARLY at the Players Club and National Arts Club,
THE MAP at Ardea Arts in Soho, and EL GALLO BRAVO TO GO at the Los Angeles Theater Center.
LA COMIDA, the short film he wrote and directed, won the 2016 London Discover Film Festival Award for Best International Short Film.
I HATE WHEN IT GETS DARK SO EARLY, his second short film, starring Rebecca Luker and Howard McGillin, was an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Short Film Festival.
REAL LOVE, his original screenplay, was the Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the 2017 Stockholm Independent Film Festival in Sweden.
As a writing teacher, he's been...
Fulbright Specialist, Master Classes in Physicalizing and Animating A Playwright's Words
with actor/dancers at the Dance Theatre Department, State Drama School, Bytom, Poland.
A Fulbright Specialist at the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia.
An Associate Director of the Aspen Writers Workshop in Aspen, Colorado.
taught screenwriting at...
The NYU Tisch School of the Arts (the Dramatic
The Columbia University Creative Writing Division.
Columbia University School of the Arts Film
The MFA Screenwriting Program at the City College
of New York.
The SUNY-Purchase Dramatic Writing Program.
Writers Guild of America East Foundation
Screenwriting Workshop, which he created to find and nurture
screenwriters in the Harlem community.
He has also been...
A Creative Advisor at the
Lab in England and Germany, working with screenwriters from all over
A Creative Advisor at the Toscano Foundation
Screenwriting Lab in Mexico, working with screenwriters from South
America, Mexico, Spain, and Cuba.
A Creative Advisor at the Sundance Screenwriting
Lab in Brazil.
A Creative Advisor at the Latino Writers Lab for
NALIP, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, in New
York City and Los Angeles.
A Visiting Writer at the International School of
Film and TV in Cuba.
A Panelist at the Malaga, Austin, and Lake Placid
A Panelist at the International Conference on American Drama and Theatre at the University of Seville.
Writers Guild of America East Keynote Speaker
at CineStory, the Chicago Screenwriting Conference.