Orian Israelsohn is bookwriter and playwright originally from Toronto. She is a graduate of NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, the Second City Sketch Comedy Writing Program and has a BA from the University of Toronto in History and Jewish Studies. Her works include the full length musical Tommy Christ co written with Ayesu Lartey, The Guardian which was featured in Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s 10 Minute Play Contest, and the one act musical Love in the Dark, (Lyrics by Emily Roller, Music by Aleksandra Weil) performed at Dixon Place Theatre. Her most recent play Purimfest or All the President’s Men and One Lady had a reading at The SymphonySpace this past June.
She has also contributed articles to Musical Theatre Today Volume II and Jewess Magazine and is a finalist for the Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Mentorship program.
She recently launched PLAYful Kids! A Virtual Playwriting course for kids ages 9-12. For more information you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or @playfulkidsclass on Instagram.