Daniel Hirsch is a playwright, screenwriter, and journalist. His theatrical work has appeared at Custom Made Theatre, the Asylum Theater of Las Vegas, Bay One Acts Festival, the SF Olympians Festival, and has been a semi-finalist in the San Francisco Playwright's Foundation Bay Area Playwrights Festival. He has been a two time recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Grant. His libretto for a new opera created with composer Soosan Lolavar was performed at Tête à Tête Opera Festival in London. His journalism has appeared in Slate, San Francisco Magazine, SFGate, and The Bold Italic and he has been a recipient of a Society for Professional Journalism award. He has an MFA in dramatic writing at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.