This playwriting tutorial was written by playwright and screenwriter Jonathan Dorf , whose plays have been produced in every US state and on every continent but Antarctica. Co-Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights and longtime playwriting advisor to Final Draft, he co-founded YouthPLAYS , the publisher of plays for young actors and audiences, and has served as US cultural envoy to Barbados and Visiting Associate Professor in the graduate playwriting program at Hollins University. He received his . magna cum laude in Dramatic Writing and Literature from Harvard College and his . in Playwriting from UCLA. Creator of the book Young Playwrights 101 and the course Introduction to Playwriting , Jonathan Dorf is available as a script consultant .