Lewis Center Past Fellows
Gabriel Jason Dean
Gabriel Jason Dean is a Brooklyn-based playwright and screenwriter. His play, Javaaneh (In Bloom) received the Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Prize and is currently under a Broadway option. Another play, D'Angelico, is currently optioned by Riovey Films with Dean as screenwriter. His play for children, The Transition of Doodle Pequeño, received the American Alliance for Theatre & Education Distinguished Play Award and the New England Theatre Conference Aurand Harris Award. He is the recipient of Austin's 2013 B. Iden Payne Award for "Best Original Script" and "Best Comedy" for Qualities of Starlight, and his play Pigskin won the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival. His scripts are published through Samuel French, Dramatic Publishing and Playscripts. He is currently a Dramatist's Guild Fellow and a CORE Writer at The Playwright's Center in Minneapolis. He received his M.F.A. from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas-Austin. During his fellowship year, Dean will be working to complete his seven-play collection about the disappearance of a small town entitled The Attapulgus Elegies.