Daniel Reitz is a playwright and screenwriter living in New York City. His plays have been developed and produced at theatres including the Mark Taper Forum, Manhattan Class Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Naked Angels, New York Stage and Film, Playwrights Horizons, and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre, and in London at the White Bear and Oval House theatres. He adapted his play Urban Folk Tales as the feature film Urbania, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and won "Best Film" prizes in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Provincetown, and San Francisco film festivals prior to being released by Lions Gate Films. He has also written and directed several short films, which have screened at film festivals in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. He has received a New York Innovative Theatre Award, a Drama-Logue Award and a New York Foundation for the Arts fiction fellowship, a playwriting commission from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and artist residencies from the Edward Albee Foundation, the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers in Scotland, the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Yaddo Corporation. His plays have been published by Smith and Kraus, Plays and Playwrights 2008 (New York Theatre Experience), and United Stages. He is a member of New Dramatists.