Who Are the Playwrights

Shayan Lotfi

Resident Playwright

2023 — 2030

Shayan Lotfi is the current Tow Playwright-in-Residence at the Atlantic Theater, where his play What Became of Us will premiere in 2024. He is the recipient of the Horton Foote Award from the Dramatists Guild, a Citation of Excellence from the Laurents / Hatcher Foundation, a MacDowell Fellowship, and is currently under commission from the Atlantic Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and South Coast Repertory. He is an alum of The Working Farm Writers’ Group at SPACE on Ryder Farm and Page 73’s I-73 Writers Group. Additionally, he was voted 3rd ‘Most Eccentric’ in high school, once rode an elevator with David Bowie, is the proud owner of a smart rice cooker, and hopes to see the Northern Lights someday. When he's not writing he works in urban planning, and yes, he did play SimCity growing up.